JOHN Woodcock has said it is 'only a matter of time' before a dog is swept up by an angry seagull in Barrow.

The Barrow and Furness MP was reacting to an incident in Devon, in which one of the birds snatched a Chihuahua named Gizmo from a back garden.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Woodcock warned people not to feed the 'urban menaces' to prevent a similar incident.

He said: "It’s only a matter of time before a Barrow dog is similarly lampooned.

"Please, people of Furness, don’t feed these urban menaces."