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‘Dead Mermaid’ Washes Up On Great Yarmouth Beach

Are tiny mermaids being murdered in our oceans?

05/10/2016 11:40 BST | Updated 05/10/2016 12:08 BST

In an occasional series of bizarre things to wash up on beaches, this could be the strangest yet.

Its innards exposed, its face a rictus of terror, this ‘mermaid corpse’ was found on the shores of Great Yarmouth.

Paul Jones posted a handful of pictures of his find to Facebook, where gleeful ghouls have shared them almost 20,000 times.

Leaving aside suspicions this is simply a Halloween prop with a tail made out of bin bags, the picture begs the very serious question – are tiny mermaids being murdered in our oceans?