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Thousands of crabs wash up in Kent

Velvet swimming crabs

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Tens of thousands of crabs have washed up on beaches in Kent - for the third year in a row.

It's thought the crabs were killed by the unusually cold weather.

December was the coldest month since records began 100 years ago.

The Environment Agency said the velvet swimming crabs weren't dangerous, and that the crab population should recover. Sonali's got more on the story.