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125 people mugged by seagulls on North Yorks coast over three years, claims new report

125 people have been mugged by seagulls on the North Yorkshire coast over the last three years according to a new report.

Some victims needed hospital treatment after being attacked by the birds Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Some victims have even needed hospital treatment for their injuries. The birds swoop down and attack on the hunt for food.

Hundreds of eggs and nests have been removed to try to curb problem Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Officials at Scarborough Council say hundreds of eggs and nests have been removed to try and curb the problem. They also aim to raise children's awareness of the gulls by going into local school.