Minke whale
A walker made a grisly discovery during a Sunday-morning stroll along the seafront at l'Ile Grande à Pleumeur-Bodou, Côtes-d'Armor - the decomposing body of a 7m whale.

A security cordon has been placed around the animal, identified as a minke whale which is thought to have been dead for at least a week, while experts work to establish the cause of death and remove the body.

It is thought the body that washed up on the Côtes-d'Armor shore was that of a dead whale that was spotted in the sea off the coast of the Île de Batz, near Roscoff. Experts say sea currents could have brought the body

Minke whales are a regular sight in the Channel, but they are more usually seen out in the Atlantic