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Seal rescued after plastic ring lodged in neck for two years

A marine rescue team have helped save a seal that had a ring lodged deep within its neck.

The adult grey seal, named ‘Mrs Vicar’, was taken to the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk and treated by members of the animal charity, who removed the ring.

According to the chairman of Friends of Horsey Seals, the plastic disk is thought to have been used in large scale pipe work. Wildlife charity UNESCO say plastic debris kills more than 100,000 marine mammals every year.

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