SPECIALIST Ordnance trained officers responded to a report of a suspicious object on a beach.

Over the weekend, Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team confirmed an emergency services team was called out to Talacre Beach for an unusual discovery (May 12).

A photograph taken by the team shows a dark grey metal object, an usual shape, which sparked fears of it being an 'unexploded ordnance.'

Rhyl Journal: The Rescue Team ask all residents not to move or touch a suspicious objectThe Rescue Team ask all residents not to move or touch a suspicious object (Image: Rhyl Coastline Rescue Team)

However, on arrival, the item was identified to be a Flintshire Council litter bin.

Residents are being reminded to always be mindful of objects found along the coastline.

In a Facebook post, a spokesperson for the Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Our shores are filled with history, but remnants from the past can still sometimes wash up on our shores today.

"If you find something on the beach that’s an unusual size or shape, especially if it’s rusty, it could be an unexploded ordnance.

"If you do come across something on the beach that you’re unsure of or suspect could be unexploded ordnance, please don’t touch it or move it.

"Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard - we will take immediate steps with the relevant partner authorities to keep people safe and ensure the item in question is disposed of correctly."