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Man 'shocked' to find needles on a Cornish beach

Man 'shocked' to find needles on a Cornish beach

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:37am 16th September 2019. (Updated at 9:30am 16th September 2019)

An environmentalist says he was left in shock to discover these needles on a picturesque Cornish beach.

Andrew Frost, who runs the social media groups Turn the Tide, found them at Porthpean near St Austell on Friday.

He shared the photos as a warning, saying it was lucky he managed to get to them before children.

"Someone told me this beautiful beach was clean. I'm so happy I got to these before any children.

"These needles had come from a sharps' box that had broken open; be careful in case there are any others - hopefully not!"

Andrew Frost, Turn the Tide

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A man who fights to keep Cornwall's beaches clean has discovered needles in the sand at Porthpean near St Austell

Andrew added that he was keen that the post does not put people off from visiting the local area.

"It is a lovely Cornish beach so do not avoid it because of this post. That could have quite easily been any other beach worldwide.

"Just please be aware on all beaches".

Andrew Frost, Turn the Tide

During his visit to Porthpean and Par, Andrew also discovered cups, beer cans cigarette buds and plastics in the sand.

He shared this video on the Turn the Tide Facebook page...

You can read more about Andrew's work through Turn the Tide here.

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