Bothersome birds “need culling” fumes fed-up Scarborough woman

Gulls have made a mess of Aberdeen Street in Scarborough

Gulls have made a mess of Aberdeen Street in Scarborough

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A Scarborough woman is at the end of her tether with the town’s seagulls after waking this morning to find rubbish strewn all over the street,

It is the latest in a series of incidents to enrage Tracey Brooksmith, who said: “Something needs to be done about these vermin.

Gulls have made a mess of Aberdeen Street in Scarborough

Gulls have made a mess of Aberdeen Street in Scarborough

“I’ve been divebombed by them. I’ve seen one swoop down in town and snatch a pasty out of a grown man’s hand.

“They’re not frightened of anything.

“The seagull proof bags don’t work.”

Tracey, of Aberdeen Street, found rubbish all over her front door this morning after gulls had got into people’s wheelie bins - and said they were leaving their mess all over the cars and washing.

Gulls have made a mess of Aberdeen Street in Scarborough

Gulls have made a mess of Aberdeen Street in Scarborough

She says she cannot open her windows in the summer as the birds start screeching at 3am.

“Nothing seems to be getting done,” she added, “just a lot of people talking about what’s the right thing to be done. It needs a cull.”

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