2nd February 2020
Staff at a major shirt firm faced the constant threat of being "covered in poo" due to thousands of gulls roosting on a warehouse building.
About 3,000 black-headed gulls made their home on the roof of Charles Tyrwhitt's warehouse in Milton Keynes, reports BBC Inside Out in the East.
The birds, which produce faeces which can also damage buildings, were dispersed by use of laser beams.
They then found a home at the Mercedes-Benz car dealership in the town.
Carly Harwood, of Charles Tyrwhitt, said: "There were thousands of them. You had to use an umbrella to get to your car. Otherwise you could be covered in poo."
As gulls are wild birds it is illegal to kill them without a special licence, so if they need to be moved on, they can only be deterred or scared away.