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Phials washed ashore Hayle

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The public are being warned not to open phials which are being washed up on the beach at Godrevy Towans, Hayle.
More than 100 phials have been washed up between Gwithina and Riviera Downs on the West Cornwall Coast today (4 February).


The largest amount has been recovered from a drum at Mexico beach, but it is not known how the drum came to be on the beach.


The phials are described as around five inches long with a red metal screw top and contain a clear liquid.


It has not yet been established what the liquid is or whether it is hazardous.


The fire service is in the process of collecting those which have been washed ashore on the beach.


Police are asking the public not to open the phials and to report any further findings to the Coastguard, giving the description and location of any found phials.



Release date: 04/02/2013 15:15

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