VIDEO: Sad sight as whales are removed from Skegness beach

This video shows part of the operation to remove the carcasses of three sperm whales found washed up on Skegness beach have been removed.

Jan Smith, of Welton Aggregates, led a team of to remove the 30-tonne animals, in an operation which took just over five hours overnight.

Whale carcasses being removed from Skegness beach.

Whale carcasses being removed from Skegness beach.

Two of the whales were found at Gibraltar Point on Sunday morning, with another reported later near Lagoon Walk. They had been moved to Central Beach because of the better access.

You can see more pictures here.