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Commissioners defend bird action

Woman not unfairly singled out

The chairman of German Commissioners says the local authority’s hand was forced when it tackled a woman for feeding seagulls.

A decision to start legal action against the 81 year old has caused outrage on Facebook, with accusations of heavy-handedness online.

But John Kennaugh says the commissioners were responding to complaints from other people living nearby who’d had to put up with the nuisance birds.

And he says the story being shared online is missing important facts:

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