Cornish town’s seagull control measures suspended during lockdown

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.

Seagulls and their eggs are protected by law. Credit: PA

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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