Seal with bin bag wrapped round neck freed into wild

A seal has been saved after it was found with a black bin black wrapped round its neck.

Nicknamed Gnocchi, it was brought into the East Winch Wildlife Centre, in Norfolk, in March having been rescued from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, with a “horrific” injury.

Vets examined the seal and found an infected wound with a black plastic bag embedded deep in it.

Ben Kirby, centre manager, said Gnocchi needed “weeks of care” but “responded well to treatment”.

He has now been released into the wild.

BBC News