WATCHET Coastguard sparked into action following reports of ordnance on Lilstock beach. 

The team were paged by the UK Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) at 2.53pm yesterday (February 18) after they had received a 999 call and a picture of possible ordnance on the beach. 

When they arrived crews searched the beach but due to the incoming tide nothing was found. 

A spokesman for Watchet Coastguard, said: "Once on scene a very thorough search of the approximate area of the sighting was carried out, but unfortunately the incoming tide had beaten us to it and nothing was found."

"Should you find anything that looks like some kind of ordnance, then please dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

"If possible try and take a picture, mark out an area near to the object so it can be quickly identified when the Coastguard arrive, again if possible a six figure grid reference would be idea.

"But please keep a safe distance from the suspect item and try to keep others way until we arrive."