A Cornish mayor has apologised to residents after cancelling seagull control measures because of the coronavirus lockdown.
Looe’s ‘seagull egg removal service’ - which was free for all residents in the town - has been temporarily suspended.
The announcement has left some people concerned that they will be fending off seagulls protecting their young.
Mayor Martin Gregory has written to residents to apologise for the cancellation.
Mr Gregory added all wild bird species, as well as their eggs and nests, are protected by law - and so residents must not take matters into their own hands.
"Action can only be taken by licensed activities,” he wrote.
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