Around 65 people have taken part in a beach clean, finding a wig and several other unusual items.

The event, organised by the Plastic Free Watchet campaign group, saw volunteers spread out on Watchet Beach and around the town, armed with litter pickers and sacks, collecting everything from large metal items to tiny fragments of plastic.

Some of the more unusual teams found included a child’s sandal, a soleless boot, a spark plug and a pair of headphones.

The prize of a metal water bottle was awarded to a family who found a plastic Womble figure.

Andy Levett, one of the event’s organisers, said: “A big thank you to all those who joined us. Together we collected a huge array of litter, from large metal items down to countless tiny fragments of plastic.”

On returning to The Sanctuary in Swain Street, the gathered waste was sorted, revealing Coca-Cola, Walkers, Mars and Cadburys to be the most common packaging.