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Dog owners warned about white substance on beaches

Environmental officials in Guernsey and Jersey are asking islanders to keep their dogs away from the substance, which could be rancid oil.

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Jersey dog owners warned about 'waxy' substance on beaches

The substance has already been found on beaches in Guernsey. Credit: PA

Dog owners in Jersey are being warned to keep their pets away from a "waxy" white substance that has been found on the island's beaches.

The Department of the Environment says it's similar to the substance that was washed up on beaches in December.

At the time, analysis showed it was an oil-based wax, such as paraffin wax.

It's thought it could pose a danger to dogs that consume it.

The substance has been spotted at beaches on the south east coast, at La Mare, the Dicq and Green Island.

Earlier this week a similar substance was identified on beaches in Guernsey.

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