I think its a Great Crested Newt, could anyone confirm. The overall length is approx 7/8 inches or 15/18cms
Yep, great crested. The size indication you gave excludes all other British newts.
They are protected & quite scarce here in Holland.
I always carry my tinder in my bellybutton...
Unfortunately he was dead when I found him but I guess if theres one then theres more, doubt if he would be totally alone.
Harvest, they're actually fairly rare over here too. It always amazes me though, that they turn out to live exactly where there is a disputed development of some sort!
Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?