Happisburgh cocaine find leads to beach warning over “undesirables”, councillor says

PUBLISHED: 15:10 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:10 13 February 2017

Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

People in Happisburgh have been told not to go down to a stretch of beach where what is believed to be part of a £50m stash of cocaine washed-up, it has been claimed.

One Happisburgh parish councillor, who did not wish to be named, said: “Everyone is talking about it. We heard that a package had been found at Cart Gap and the advice is not to go down there at night because it could be too dangerous – we don’t know what kind of undesirables may be lurking about.”

The latest discovery of a package at Cart Gap is not the first unusual find to be made on that stretch of coastline.

In 1953, crates of oranges were washed ashore following a shipwreck off Happisburgh.

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  • My Dad who lived in Happisburgh at the time (and still does) remembers the oranges coming ashore. He says they were almost impossible to get hold of then so it was a real treat- there were so many they even sent some by post to family in another area of the country. There was another night whern 7 ships ran aground on the same night - some paper used to print bank notes washed up then. Other finds included ping pong balls and bits of piano. He still has a load of ping pong balls in his loft!

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    Sarah Greenwood

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • More nanny nanny, so much so it gives the word a bad name. until the police or council get permission to block access to public rights of way and private beaches then we should all go for a stroll. Most of us are honest and would hand in whatever found and as for undesirables, who are they going to be? Our usual neighbours in Yarmouth or those we see coming and going to holiday properties at Sea Palling and other villages? What with being told we were wrong not to evacuate when the met office clearly over egged their forecast and now being told we should be careful of undesirables we hardly dare wipe our own noses. If the crime agencies and local police are so dozy they are not aware of the presence of non locals on our coasts outside the holiday season that some of us have wondered about for a while,it is their fault not ours.

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • haha Alan, funniest comment on EDP. On a serious note, when is the NCA going to wake up and defend the coastline, god knows how many tonnes of drugs pass undetected because of what 4 ships policing the waters, another joke on this country

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    Dave B

    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Predictive text...yuk Assure should read ashore!!!

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    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • It wasn't just oranges that came assure in 1953. I remember sealed tins of Australian fruit cake been pulled out of the sea off Wells Bar. Very tasty too.

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    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • But we are allowed to still go..? That`s good i do not want to be told to stay away i mean its a public beach and i may find something to pay off the bills..!!

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    Alan Sowle

    Monday, February 13, 2017

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