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The RSPCA is reminding people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly after a gull was unable to move due to a piece of foam.

The young bird was found by a member of the public on Thursday near Stryt Las park in Johnstown.

The gull was unable to walk or fly as expanding foam had encased its leg and foot.

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RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said: “Luckily the gull was spotted by a member of the public who stayed with it until I arrived.

“It took an hour to carefully remove the foam by a local vet, and the gull was released.

“If people disposed of rubbish responsibly incidents like this would not happen.”

It is unknown whether it was an intentional act or if the bird had accidentally stepped into the waste.

Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018.