Dead sea creature washed up on Hartlepool beach

Dead porpose washed up at the Headland.
Dead porpose washed up at the Headland.

Walkers in Hartlepool got a shock this morning when they saw a dead porpoise on the beach.

Jo Banks was out walking her dog today when she spotted the mammal on Fish Sands at the Headland.

She said: "It's not something you would expect to see.

"It looked like it might have been hit by a boat propeller before being washed up."