Seagulls nesting above a crown court are dive-bombing JUDGES

Court officials are having to duck for cover because of angry seagulls who have nested on the roof of a Welsh courthouse.

The birds have set up home at Swansea Crown Court and regularly swoop on passers-by.

Recorder John Philpotts warned jury members at the court about the gulls who he said were trying to protect their young.

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“They have already dive-bombed a couple of judges,” he said. “I hope none of you have had the same problem.”

The birds have been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons this month after experts said that seagulls are not getting more aggressive.

A study has revealed that vastly increasing numbers of urban gulls – the population has quadrupled in 15 years – are to blame for a rise in attacks.

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