Asda workers in Bristol fail to catch seagull trapped inside supermarket for weeks

‘It’s quite worrying’
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A seagull trapped inside Asda in Bedminster has today (June 21) made national headlines - and led to concern - as pictures emerged of the bird inside the huge supermarket.

BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show presenter Greg James joked about the issue this morning after it made the headlines on BBC Radio Bristol, a day after it was reported on by Bristol Live.

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Asda has issued a statement on its attempt to catch the bird, which first appeared in picture posts on social media on June 8, including one showing it flying through the eggs and home baking aisle.

Bristol World visited the store today and was told by a security guard that the seagull had not yet been caught. When asked where it was, the worker said the bird hid away during busy periods in the day.

A spokesperson for Asda said: “Our team at Asda Bedminster have attempted to safely remove the bird and to ensure that the store remains clean and tidy throughout.

The seagull inside Asda supermarket in Bedminster (Photo credit: @Billy_Davis85)The seagull inside Asda supermarket in Bedminster (Photo credit: @Billy_Davis85)
The seagull inside Asda supermarket in Bedminster (Photo credit: @Billy_Davis85)

‘’Despite their best efforts, the seagull remains in store and we are now working with specialist contractors to remove the bird.”

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Billy Davis was one of those who caught the seagull on camera and posted a picture of it on social media on June 8. He said: “At first I thought it was funny, but the fact it’s still in there several weeks later, it’s quite worrying - both from an animal welfare perspective and a human health perspective.”

Bristol World has contacted the RSPCA for comment on the situation.

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