It must almost be summer because the first SHARK! has been spotted on the front of a UK newspaper.
The shark in question is a porbeagle which apparently poses no threat to humans, not least because it tends to live miles out at sea. This one was apparently caught about four miles off the Cornish coast, according to the Telegraph.
Shark scare stories have been arriving in UK newspapers earlier and earlier in recent years, from their traditional slot at the height of the August silly season. The normal ploy is to try to claim the shark in question is a Great White, or at least lead us to believe it might be. The articles are invariably padded out with library photos of Great Whites taken thousands of miles away.
Back in 2013 The People claimed it had "proof" of a Great White in UK waters, despite the protestations of a host of experts, and last year the media went "SHARK!" mad for a Great White that made it as far as the mid-Atlantic ridge before turning around a thousand miles from the UK.