Seagull feeders could be fined £75 on Weston-super-Mare seafront

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People who provender seagulls successful Weston-super-Mare could beryllium fined £75 arsenic assembly cracks down connected the birds that swoop down to drawback people's food and chips

By Joseph Laws For Mailonline

Published: 18:32 GMT, 25 March 2022 | Updated: 20:25 GMT, 25 March 2022

People could beryllium banned from feeding seagulls connected Weston-super-Mare seafront successful a bid to crackdown connected the 'aggressive behaviour' of the birds. 

North Somerset Council wants to present a Public Space Protection Order along the seafront to marque it an offence to provender the gulls with a £75 fine.  

Three years agone a antheral who killed a seagull by smashing it into a partition erstwhile it stole his chips connected a travel to the seaside was ordered to wage £750.

Three years ago John Llewellyn Jones, past 65, grabbed a seagull by the limb and battered the carnal until it was near with 'its eyes twitching' and connected the brink of decease aft it knocked a container of chips from his hands

John Llewellyn Jones, past 65, was connected a time travel to Weston-Super-Mare erstwhile the vertebrate knocked the container of chips from his hands.

He grabbed it by the limb and battered the carnal until it was near with 'its eyes twitching' and connected the brink of death.

Children who witnessed the onslaught were near shaken, and immoderate burst into tears. Afterwards, an big passer-by took the dying lesser black-backed gull to a vet to beryllium enactment down. The taxon is protected successful the UK and it is amerciable to termination them.

Jones, a retired transportation operator from Cardiff, denied a complaint nether the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 but was recovered blameworthy by a judge...

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