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Warning over contaminated birds

Members of the public are being warned about handling distressed birds on the south coast.

During the past 24 hours, a number of live birds have washed up on beaches covered in an unknown substance.

While the substance is being identified, agencies are urging people to avoid coming into contact with the birds and to keep pets away from the shoreline.

If anyone spots an affected bird or animal, they should report it to the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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