A case of bird flu has been reported in Eastbourne Town Centre at Carew Road.

Here is Janet Forbes from South Coast and Sussex Bird/Gull Volunteer Network:

“Carew Road, Eastbourne fledgling – sadly a case of bird flu.

Picked him up wrapped him and made as comfortable as I could. On arrival at Vets, heartbreaking he was critical but at least he was cared for in his final moments.

Lovely lady who called us out and made donation. However she was afraid she might have caught bird flu because of her proximity to gull in trying to help. Explained the situation and what to do and re-assured her and put her mind at rest

Education is so vital, so many establishments telling the public not to touch or go near a potentially infected bird makes me so angry.”