A seal has been saved after it was found with a black bin bag wrapped round its neck.
Nicknamed Gnocchi, it was brought into the East Winch Wildlife Centre, in Norfolk, in March having been rescued from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, with a “horrific” injury.
Vets examined the seal and found an infected wound with a black plastic bag embedded deep in it.
Ben Kirby, centre manager, said Gnocchi needed “weeks of care” but “responded well to treatment”.
He has now been released into the wild.