Man strangles seagull after it grabbed doughnut
A man “with a northern accent” was caught on video strangling a seagull in front of horrified onlookers after it grabbed his doughnut.
The shocking video was captured on video by tourists after the man grabbed the bird and held it upside down by the neck for over a minute before flinging it over the pier wall.
The man manages to grab the bird by the neck, holds onto it until it drops his doughnut, which he then picks up and starts eating again.
Those witnessing the moment gasped as he then flung the seagull over the sea wall.
The lady who filmed the incident said the incident had already been going on for "quite a while" before she grabbed her phone to film the end.
"It went on for such a long time," she said.
"Nobody really reacted - everybody was just kind of dumbstruck - so I grabbed my phone and filmed the end of it.
"It looked like he had just bought the doughnuts from the Pier Point Chippy - then he put them up on the seawall to answer his phone and the gulls all descended.
"So he grabbed one by the throat and had it in his hand for over a minute and everyone sitting outside at Pier Point restaurant turned around and looked at him in horror - but he didn't care. He just carried on.
"The gull dropped the doughnut and he just picked it up and carried on eating it and licking his fingers!
"When people were all staring he just said 'It took my doughnut' in a northern accent as if it was a perfectly normal thing to do. But it was horrible."
Another onlooker said: "It was odd that nobody reacted but it was such a weird thing to see. He didn't seem to care what people thought."
Seagulls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which means it is against the law to injure or kill them.