A HUGE 40ft whale has washed up dead on an Essex beach today.
The massive animal is currently still in the water in Clacton-on-Sea as cops and rescuers work to remove the carcass.
A cordon is now in place as people are asked to avoid the area.
Big Blue Ocean Cleanup tweeted: "We are currently on site at Clacton-on-Sea where a dead whale has washed up onto the beach."
Essex Police posted on Facebook: "Sadly a 40ft whale has been washed up on Clacton this morning.
"We are currently in attendance with other organisations and discussions are under way on how to remove her. The area is cordoned off and the public are advised to stay away. #SocialDistancing#StayAlert".
In recent years, there have been frequent reports of whales washing up on British beaches.
Tragically in February, a giant endangered fin whale died after crushing its internal organs on a rock on a Cornish beach.
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