Plymouth Herald journalists Charlotte Turner and Jon Bishop say they have fallen victim to a gang of gulls in Plymouth.
The pair are among a number of victims of the birds to have come forward to The Herald in recent weeks, with many attacks taking place on the city’s New George Street.
The newspaper reported on seven-year-old Thomas West, who was rushed to hospital and left bloodied after being attacked by a gull while eating a doughnut in the street.
Charlotte, who serves as health reporter for both The Herald and Western Morning News, was targeted at the same spot by a bird which landed on her shoulder before stealing a cheeseburger she was eating.
Charlotte told The Herald: “I won’t eat outside since it happened, I’m genuinely traumatised.”
Jon, a video journalist, added that he was attacked outside a McDonald’s restaurant, where a seagull hit him on the back of the head.
Plymouth Sutton & Devonport MP Oliver Colvile has recently led a call for action on the birds in Parliament, warning of ‘gull wars’ to come and demanding the installation of ‘anti-seagull spikes’ to protect the public.