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Dorset Police are warning people to keep away after another ship’s cargo has been recovered on Portland.
The contents of a shipping container were washed up on Chesil Beach. Most of it was destroyed by the authorities.
The majority of this content has been washed up in a destroyed state and members of the public are advised not to attend the beach area.
There's a warning tonight of the vulnerabilty of the West Country's wildlife and coastline as the aftermath of the recent storms continues to be felt. Dorset's historic Chesil Beach is once again covered in litter and dead birds.
A few miles along the shore, coastguards and the police are guarding 14 million cigarettes that washed ashore in Devon yesterday.
Tonight, they've found another shipping container at sea.
ITV West Country's Environment Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports:-
If you have found wreck material you can declare it on the MCA website.
Police and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have issued a stern warning to treasure hunters after a shipping container thought to be filled with cigarettes washed up in Axmouth.
A shipping container washed up on a beach in Devon could be one of many.
It is thought it was lost from a Maersk cargo ship as it crossed the northern stretch of the Bay of Biscay in stormy conditions last Friday.
Most of the containers were empty and are believed to have sunk approximately 75 nautical miles south-west of Lands End in French waters.
Police are patrolling a beach in Devon after a shipping container washed ashore.
The huge container, which was spotted at Axmouth, near Seaton this morning is believed to be carrying around 14 tonnes of cigarettes.
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Dorset Police are guarding a two mile stretch of Chesil Beach after thousands of packets of cigarettes washed up from a container ship
A shipping container carrying tonnes of cigarettes washed ashore at Axmouth, near Seaton.