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Lost underwear? Try Yarmouth beach

PUBLISHED: 18:51 25 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:08 03 July 2010

TENT poles, mobile phone SIM cards, lightbulbs and even pants and socks were among the junk found dumped on Great Yarmouth beach during the annual Beachwatch campaign.

TENT poles, mobile phone SIM cards, lightbulbs and even pants and socks were among the junk found dumped on Great Yarmouth beach during the annual Beachwatch campaign.

Volunteers picked up enough rubbish to fill 10 bin liners as they combed a 200m zone of the beach on the Caister side of Britannia Pier at the weekend .

The beach clean was organised by the Sea Life Centre as part of the national Marine Conservation Society to determine the state of the nation's beaches.

Darren Gook, 25, a senior marine biologist at the Sea Life Centre, said only three volunteers took part, which he believed was down to people not caring or not wanting to give up their weekend to help out. He said the majority of the litter was drink bottles, bottle caps, cigarette packets and fishing line.

“What was most worrying was the amount of glass bottles and broken glass down by Britannia Pier. It was quite alarming the amount of broken glass there was,” Mr Gook said.

His two-year-old son Dylan (pictured) also took part in the clean up.

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