Police issue Devon humpback whale 'stay away' warning

Police are asking people not to get too close to a humpback whale spotted off the south Devon coast.

It is believed to be with a calf and was last spotted at about 09:00 GMT in Start Bay.

Crowds have been drawn to the area, but a police spokesman said: "Please do not go anywhere near it on a boat".

The area is being patrolled by a fisheries vessel. Anyone caught harassing the whale could be prosecuted.

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