Plea to leave seal in peace as it rests up at Sunderland beach

Visitors to the city's seafront have been asked to leave a seal pup alone as it takes a rest.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22 March, 2018, 10:33
The seal pup at Roker, pictured by Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Sunderland's RNLI Lifeboat Station has issued a notice asking people to leave the mammal in peace after it was spotted on Smugglers Beach this morning.

A spokesman for the volunteer team said: "We advise members of the public to stay clear of the animal and leave it to rest calmly until the tides hopefully bring its mother to find it.

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"Local authority personnel have been informed."

The message has been shared by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.