A public warning has been issued after a “waxy substance” washed up on Bexhill beach.
The Environment Agency has warned people not to handle the unidenified material and has issued a joint statement with Rother District Council:
“Visitors to Bexhill beach in Sussex are being warned not to touch a waxy substance that has been washed up near the De La Warr Pavilion.
“Officers from the Environment Agency have collected a sample of the substance for analysis. The substance has appeared on a stretch of beach approximately two miles long. Once it has been identified, Rother District Council will arrange to have it removed.
“In the meantime, people are advised to make sure they steer clear of the substance. In particular to make sure children are kept at a safe distance and dogs are on a lead.”