MAY I offer a word of warning to fellow Express readers?
I was walking in Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes, at the weekend with my dog when I felt a sudden blow to the top of my head.
There was no-one in sight anywhere around me, nor any debris from a possible missile.
As I was bleeding quite freely from a scalp wound, I went to the Victoria Hospital where the staff confirmed my suspicion – my attacker had been a seagull, probably defending its young.
They also said that gulls dislike dogs, which therefore make their owners likelier targets. I am off to buy a hat (or to give my dog away).