People are being warned to stay away from Longrock beach near Penzance in Cornwall after reports that petrol may be washing up there.
Cornwall Council say reports that deposits of "an unidentified viscous liquid which may be petroleum based" are being washed up on the beach have been filed by members of the public.
Deposits of unidentified viscous liquid have been washed up on parts of Longrock beach. Please keep children and pets away from the area
Staff from the Council are erecting signs along the affected parts of the beach, asking people to keep children and dogs at a safe distance from the material.
The deposits, which have appeared along the high water mark from Marazion to Wherry Town, average between 2ft and 6ft in length.
Part of the beach is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, part by the St. Aubyn Estate and part by the Council.
Staff from the Environment Agency are arranging for samples of the substance to be taken and sent off for analysis. Work is also underway for the substance to be removed as quickly as possible.
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Searches have been taking place in the Lands End area this week in an effort to find her.
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