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Group of dolphins spotted close to Folkestone's new-look Harbour Arm

A group of dolphins were among those visiting Folkestone's new-look Harbour Arm this weekend.

The creatures were spotted just off the coast by Callum Erskine who was at the recently re-opened public space with his girlfriend and her family.

Mr Erskine, from Saltwood, believes up to four dolphins were in the water.

Up to four dolphins were spotted in the water. Picture: Margit Brigden
Up to four dolphins were spotted in the water. Picture: Margit Brigden

He said: "I had gone down to check out the Harbour Arm with my girlfriend and her family.

"We reckon that overall there were at least three or four dolphins."
The Harbour Arm officially re-opened last Saturday following a £3.5 million regeneration, funded by Roger De Haan’s Folkestone Harbour Company.It is a performance space highlighted with local food outlets and art.Yesterday's sighting is not the first time a dolphin has been discovered close to Folkestone.

Picture: Margit Brigden
Picture: Margit Brigden

Sociable solitary dolphin Dave, who was female, resided off Shepway's coast for around 18 months after making a home at a rock groyne in Seabrook in April 2006.

During her time in Shepway, Dave suffered several injuries from boat propellers and fishing line. Also two men were prosecuted for trying to swim with her.

She was last seen in November 2007.

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