Tragic end for gentle giants

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Three large sperm whales washed ashore on the Lincolnshire coastline were all male.

Two of the whales approximately 48ft in length, were washed up yesterday evening. A third dead whale has been found washed up this morning.

They are thought to be the remaining members of a pod of whales which were spotted in The Wash on Friday.

The coastguard and East Lindsey District Council are advising members of the public to stay away from the whales whilst they remain on the beach.

An officer from the Zoological Society of London is due to attend the scene and carry out tests on the whales.