Woman gets punched by teen she stopped from burying baby seal alive in UK

A woman was left bleeding after being punched by a teenager she had stopped from trying to bury a baby seal alive in England.

The woman, Sarah Tough, had tried to chase off a gang of teenagers who were trying to bury the little seal alive on Crimond Beach, County Durham. 

However, one of them punched her face so hard that her nose piercing punctured her septum, reports The Lad Bible.

Sarah shared a photo of her injury on social media, and added that despite the attack the seal was saved.

"RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) got there in record time and gave him some food.

"He's fine but very scared and exhausted. I took one for the seal team," said Sarah, who also uploaded a photo of the seal.

She said: "I saw a group of about eight of them, all about college age, and just reacted.

"The seal was trying to slide away from them and they were blocking it and rolling it over. They had lurcher dogs with them and were trying to set them on it.

"I went over and said some choice words to them and told them to stop. One of them basically asked who I thought I was talking to and punched me in the nose.

"I have a nose piercing and the punch meant that my piercing punctured my septum. The rest of them started to laugh when I was hit.

"Luckily it's not broken but there was a lot of blood and it was like a searing hot pain.

"It's still sore now. I'm not so worried about myself though, I'm just glad the seal is safe."