Dead dolphin washes up on Lancashire beach

A Lancashire walker was shocked when he found a dead dolphin washed up on a beach this week.

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 8:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 2:05 pm
Dead dolphin on Knott End beach

The shocking pictures were taken by Julian Heald on Knott End beach after making his way down from his home on Beech Grove.

He said: "It's about five to 10 minutes walk straight out from the slip-way. I'm staying at Beech Grove so it's located out from there seawards, bearing a little to the left.

I spotted a distant hump in the sand, and approached it slowly not knowing what it was or whether it was alive. I could clearly see a large hole in it's side, which may have killed it. I don't know. It looked full grown."

The coastguard said they had not been informed of the marine mammal and the LEP has contacted Wyre Council, which looks after the beach, for a comment.