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Dealer staff hand out brollies as seagulls bomb BMWs

A BMW showroom was forced to provide umbrellas to customers because of an "aerial bombardment" from seagulls attracted to a nearby waste site.

The gulls have been blamed for peppering the cars and customers with droppings, dive-bombing staff and even dropping leftover chicken carcasses.

The problem has got so bad, bosses at the Vines dealership in Guildford, Surrey, are now handing customers brollies and telling them to beware of the gulls, reports the Daily Telegraph. 

Workers at the showroom say they get 'splattered like a dalmatian' if they stand about too long in the forecourt, which is right next to a waste transfer station where rubbish is taken before being sent to landfill sites.

Mark Hollands, the principal dealer at Vines, said the waste site - managed by SITA on behalf of Surrey County Council - is making life a misery and is costing them thousands extra to clean and repair cars.

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