MILLOM Coastguard Rescue Team were called out to reports of a phosphorus marker flare over the weekend.

The team attended Drigg on Saturday afternoon, after being called by CGOC Holyhead, where the item was identified.

An army EOD team from Catterick were called and disposed of the item with a controlled explosion and burn, with the Millom coastguard returning to the station at 11.45pm.

A spokesperson said: "An area of concern, for the team, was the fact that this item had obviously been moved up the beach above the high water mark. This item was live, and if it ignited in someone's hand the consequences don't want thinking about. These items are dangerous and should not be approached, never mind picked up. Dial 999 and ask for Coastguard."