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Warning after palm oil found on Newquay beach this morning

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

A deposit of palm oil on Fistral beach

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THE police are warning dog walkers to be vigilant after palm oil was discovered on a Cornish beach this morning.

The white, waxy substance was seen on Fistral Beach at Newquay and could pose a risk to dogs if eaten.

Newquay police inspector Dave Meredith warned people to be carful. The advice is to keep dogs on a lead.

The material has been washing up along the north coast and also at Porthleven in the last few days.

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The same substance was also seen washing up on beaches in west Cornwall last October. The source has not been identified.

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