Two thugs who attacked young seagulls and left them for dead are being hunted by horrified RSPCA inspectors.
The men were caught on CCTV chasing after the gulls – which were too young to fly – before kicking them and stamping on them.
The pair were then seen returning hours later where they continued to stamp on the stricken birds, presumably killing them.
Footage of the sickening attacks was passed on to RSPCA inspectors after the incidents on Kent Street, Fleetwood.
Amy McIntosh, RSPCA inspector, said: “The CCTV shows two lads walking along Kent Street when one of them points out the gulls to the other.
“He then walks up to a gull and began kicking it, chasing after it and eventually stamping on it.
He then walks up to a gull and began kicking it, chasing after it and eventually stamping on it.Amy McIntosh
“The gull was only young so would not be able to fly and escape.
“They attacked two young gulls and the pictures show the gulls not able to move much afterwards, but were still alive.
“That was about 10.30pm. Around two or three in the morning, they return and see one of the gulls was still alive and stamped on it, presumably to kill it.
“It is completely unnecessary and disgusting.
“The fact that they are easily willing to do that to a defenceless animal is extremely disturbing.
“It was totally unprovoked and seemingly just for fun.”
The attack happened on July 18 but the images have only just been made available.
RSPCA bosses accept the images of the attackers are poor but are appealing for the public’s help.
Amy added: “It is important to get the message out that this type of behaviour is not only illegal but abhorrent and will not be tolerated.”
Call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.
Police have been informed.