Black substance entering the sea is harmless, say officials

The black substance seen on the beach. Picture: Julia Holland

The black substance seen on the beach. Picture: Julia Holland - Credit: Julia Holland

The North Norfolk District Council has assured visitors to Walcott beach after they raised concerns over a large amount of black liquid spotted streaming onto the sand.

The substance seen on Walcott beach. Picture: Julia Holland

The substance seen on Walcott beach. Picture: Julia Holland - Credit: Julia Holland

Walkers noticed the oil-like substance on January 18, and said the substance was odourless.

However, NNDC officers visited the scene and said that the debris was just natural debris caused by a nearby highways drainage flush-out.

The NNDC officers were happy that no unnatural substances or rubbish were entering the water.

The tide washed it away later that day.

The substance on Walcott beach. Picture: Julia Holland

The substance on Walcott beach. Picture: Julia Holland - Credit: Julia Holland