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Whale carcass 'not the responsibility' of West Norfolk Council




The carcass of a whale has been washed onto shore owned by a local estate, having been found on a West Norfolk beach yesterday morning.

A spokesman for West Norfolk Council said the whale has now been washed back onto land belonging to the Le Strange estate of Hunstanton.

He said the carcass is not the responsibility of West Norfolk Council.

The minke whale on Heacham Beach
The minke whale on Heacham Beach

The mammal is believed to be a minke species and was found by the Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team yesterday (Sunday, December 8) around 11am.

The photos, taken by Lynn News photographer Paul Marsh, were sent in at 11.15am today.

Whale washed up on the beach between Heacham and Hunstanton on Monday 9th December 2019..Picture Paul Marsh
Whale washed up on the beach between Heacham and Hunstanton on Monday 9th December 2019..Picture Paul Marsh


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