New research tackles 'urban gulls'

Research by academics and students from the University of the West of England could help combat the expanding urban gull population.

A team of psychology undergraduates will monitor the birds in Bath and North East Somerset to gather information about nesting sites, feeding behaviours, and the human response to the gulls.

It's hoped they'll be able to identify patterns which could help explain the way the birds behave.

More and more people are complaining about noise, excrement and aggressive behaviour of gulls in built up areas.

ITV West Country spoke to a man from Bristol who was injured after a gull flew at him last summer.

Council workers in Gloucestershire have had their fair share of gull problems: