Body of 40ft Whale Discovered on Angus Beach

A dead 40ft whale has washed up on a popular beach in Angus.

The sei whale is thought to have been discovered by a dog walker just after 8am near Arbroath Artisan Golf Club in Angus.

The whale has been confirmed by marine experts not to be one of the 27 pilot whales which washed up near St Andrews earlier this month.

A spokesman for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said: "We've got people out there investigating the whale and we would urge locals not to go rushing down there to try and take parts of the whale away because it is illegal and unsafe.

"A post-mortem will be conducted by the Scottish Agricultural College in Inverness tomorrow and the cause of death should be discovered in the next few weeks.

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