Couple fined during lockdown for driving 120 miles to watch seals

During it’s annual pupping season, more than 2,000 grey seal pups have been recorded at Horsey Gap in Norfolk.

Police patrolling beach in Norfolk to stop visitors as 2,000 seal pups are born: However the police are heavily patrolling the area to deter visitors during the national lockdown. The Friends of Horsey Seals charity has said that well over 2,000 pups have been introduced to the world however, with the restrictions, it has been impossible for the counters to properly do their job.

Jane Bowden, a trustee for the charity, said “We suspended counting when the Covid restrictions made it impossible for our counters, so we don’t have a complete figure this year.” She explained that normally they would have volunteers from around the country but this has now been cut down to just local people obviously.

Ms Bowden went on to say “This has been a really tough year for us. We couldn’t just abandon the seals.” As we reported yesterday, police stopped and fined one couple after they drove 120 miles to see the seals being born on Thursday. The Norfolk police force said that the couple admitted to the offence and were both issued with fixed penalty notices.


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