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'Palm oil' discovery investigated

The Environment Agency are investigating the discovery of what is thought to be solidified palm oil. It was found washed up on Maryport beach by a member of the public.

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Suspected palm oil discovery: investigations continue

Substances like this should be reported immediately Credit: ITV Border

Investigations are continuing into a suspected palm oil discovery in Maryport.

The substance is potentially deadly to dogs.

The waste has also been found recently on several beaches in southern Scotland.

Anyone who sees the substance is being asked to contact health officials immediately on 01900 702800.

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