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Date published: 11th May 2018

North Norfolk District Council staff will remove some of the brown-tail moth caterpillars from the cliffs to the west side of Cromer.

A council spokesman said: “In response to public concerns about the caterpillars, we will remove and destroy some of the caterpillars one afternoon/evening in the next few days.

“The caterpillars’ hairs can break off as barbs, causing rashes, skin irritation, headaches and sometimes breathing difficulties.

“We will remove the caterpillars closest to the footpaths and access points used by the public.

“The caterpillars well away from the footpaths and access points will not be removed.”


Last updated: 14th May 2018