Seabirds washed up covered in oil on Yorkshire coast

Last updated at 14:46

Seabirds washed up covered in oil

Scarborough coast

Oil washed up along on North Yorkshire beaches has affected up to 50 seabirds, say Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

The oil began to build up on Sunday afternoon along a 15-mile stretch of coastline.

A clean-up operation is being carried out and beach users have been advised to take care.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust say the largest reports of oiled birds have come from Scarborough - and warns that this kind of substance can be very dangerous for the animals.

It's not known for sure yet what caused the oil spill.