Police are warning people DO NOT throw stones at seals on Weymouth Beach or you WILL face police action.
A Wildlife Crime officer has been at the beach after reports of people throwing stones.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police Rural Crime Team said:
“Likewise we have been informed that individuals have been trying to ‘pet’ them. Please do not do this! Seals can bite if provoked!
There is clear signage in the area stating this.
Any individual found intentionally throwing stones at seals to cause them harm can expect to see positive police action.”