Dead porpoise removed from beach

The porpoise found by Sarah Clayton on the beach. Photo: supplied

The porpoise found by Sarah Clayton on the beach. Photo: supplied

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A mammal that was washed up onto a beach at Chapel St Leonards has now been removed by council officials.

The mammal was found by Sarah Clayton on sand just after Trunch Lane, on the way to Ingoldmells yesterday afternoon (June 7).

At first she believed it to be a dolphin and called the Skegness Standard for advice on what to do.

She said: “I just saw it lying on a lump of sand. I knew it was dead because I saw flies around it.

“I didn’t know what to do.”

The beach comes under the responsibility of Chapel St Leonards Parish Council which asked East Lindsey District Council for help in removing the mammal, which has now been identified as being a porpoise.

A spokesman for the district council said: “East Lindsey District Council has removed the porpoise that was washed onto a Chapel St Leonards beach. Given the council’s experience in removing animals from the beach, the parish council asked for the district council’s support. Unlike the whales that were washed up previously we do not have to get special permission to remove the animal.”