Fears for whale in River Thames

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A WHALE, be­lieved to be a bel­uga, has been seen in the River Thames.

It was first spot­ted by ecol­o­gist Dave An­drews, who said it had been feed­ing around barges near Gravesend in Kent.

The Whale and Dol­phin Con­ser­va­tion So­ci­ety said it was “ob­vi­ously lost and quite pos­si­bly in trou­ble”.

The Bri­tish Divers Ma­rine Life Res­cue urged the pub­lic not to get too close and “to watch it from the shore”.

Tanya Ferry, of the Port of Lon­don Au­thor­ity, said: “We’re hop­ing it will find its own way out of the Thames.”

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