January 6, 2020 1.45 pm This story is over 46 months old

Litter louts leave young seal with ‘nasty’ neck wound

The wound was infected and could take months to heal

Warning: Distressing images

A wildlife rescue has blamed litter louts for some “nasty” neck wounds it discovered on a distressed young seal.

Mablethorpe Wildlife Rescue went to the beach on Friday, January 3 after reports of a seal trapped in fish netting.

The seal is around two-years-old but the netting has cut in its neck, which has become infected and could take months to heal.

Emergency vets treated the seal and after ongoing treatment, the rescue centre hopes to release him back into the wild as soon as possible.

Photo: Mablethorpe Wildlife Rescue

The centre is treating the infected wounds

“We as humans dump millions of tonnes of waste into our oceans, destroying our environment,” a spokesperson for the Mablethorpe Wildlife Rescue said.

“The next time you walk your dog on the beach or have a family day out collect waste rubbish discarded on the floor.”

Mablethorpe Wildlife Rescue has also asked for donations to pay for the seal’s vet bills and people have raised over £190 so far.