A baby seal was rescued on Cleethorpes beach before returning to the sea on Tuesday.

Cleethorpes Beach Safety team went down to the main beach to investigate after being notified about the seal at around 8.45am on February 16.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue assisted the team and helped to transfer the seal to a more isolated area of the beach, and away from the public, to rest and recuperate.

After waiting for the tide to come back out, the seal was helped back into the water at around 1.30pm the same afternoon.

Cleethorpes Beach Safety said: “Due to the amount of people around where he was, and with the help of our colleagues at British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the decision was made to move it to a more remote spot so it could rest before heading back out to sea.

“This was done successfully and the seal is now safe

“As always if you see a seal on our beach please stay clear and keep dogs on leads. The beach is their home, let’s respect that.”

Anyone wishing to report a wild animal can contact the Cleethorpes Beach Safety team by calling 01472 323356, messaging on Facebook, or by popping into the office on Central Promenade during opening hours.

A healthcare worker from Cleethorpes has described COVID-19 as a sniper after losing four family members to the virus.

Sarah Ayers lost her father and aunt to coronavirus last year, and in January 2021 her two uncles died after testing positive.

Sarah wishes she could be around more of her family at this difficult time, but doesn’t want to put them at risk and is urging others to follow the rules too.

In an emotional interview with the BBC, Sarah said: “I feel like COVID is a little sniper waiting behind the bushes, waiting for my family to come outside.

“I live in fear of what’s going to happen next, who it’s going to take away from me, it’s just devastating.

“I understand that people desire to be with their friends and family. I would give anything to be with mine right now, but I can’t take that risk.

“I can’t put them at risk because I can’t lose anybody else, I just can’t.”

On Wednesday, February 3 there were 299 new coronavirus cases and 19 COVID-related deaths in Greater Lincolnshire.

Police are appealing to find two men in connection with a recent spate of burglaries in Cleethorpes.

The two men, pictured on CCTV, were spotted off Chichester Road when the burglaries took place, between 4pm on Sunday, January 31 and 9am on Monday, February 1.

Officers say the clothing and footwear of the men in the CCTV images could help identify the culprits.

Spotting what the men are wearing could be key to finding them, police say. | Photo: Humberside Police

People are now being encouraged to come forward with any information they may have, or if they recognise the two men.

If you can assist police with this, call 101 and quote crime reference 16/18464/21, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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