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

‘Dead Mermaid’ Washes Up On Great Yarmouth Beach

Are tiny mermaids being murdered in our oceans?

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?