Lobsters which hatch near subsea electricity cables risk developing life-limiting deformities, researchers have said.

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University at St Abbs exposed lobster larvae to electromagnetism in the lab to see how it affected their development.

They said exposed lobsters were three times more likely to develop abnormalities around the tail and eyes.

Experts said it meant cables must be buried on the sea bed.

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