Seal spotted swimming near city centre in Peterborough

The seal in the River Nene
The seal in the River Nene
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An cheeky visitor to Peterborough city centre poked his head above water this morning to brighten commuters’ journey to work.

The seal - which has been named Ron Seal - made his appearance under the railway bridge near Asda at Rivergate.

The seal in the River Nene

The seal in the River Nene

An eye witness, who caught pictures of the seal on their mobile phone, said: “I saw him out of the corner of my eye under the bridge, but then he disappeared under the water.

“I had heard there had been a seal spotted at Rivergate, so I kept watching for a few minutes to see where he would turn up - but I could not see him.

“I started walking along the path, when I saw him again. I have never seen a seal so close to the city centre before.”

It is unclear as to whether the seal is the same one spotted in Orton Mere earlier this month.