Two dead whales wash up on Yorkshire beach on same day

Two dead whales have washed up on the coast of East Yorkshire in a single day.

Wednesday, 6th June 2018, 2:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:06 pm
The whale. PIC: Karl Shannon Hornsea Rescue

The minke whale, pictured, was found by a member of the public on Tuesday near Marrow Avenue car park in Hornsea.

A dead tope whale was also found on the same stretch of sand on the same day.

The minke whale. PIC: Karl Shannon Hornsea Rescue

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the whale's death, but it remains unclear when the animal's body will be removed.

As it is classed as a public health risk, the Council will have to dispose of the body.