A group of AA workers have helped clean up a stretch of the River Tyne at North Shields Fish Quay Sands.
The event, on June 19, was part of the Clean Tyne Project which is now in its sixth year.
The project involves workers from local businesses volunteering for half a day to clean stretches of the River Tyne.
Most of the debris the volunteers collect is litter, fish nets and driftwood, but there have been some unusual finds over the past six years.
Clean Tyne Project coordinator Keith Newman said: “Some of the strangest things we actually found – a horses skull, we found some live ammunition which we handed into the police.
“Our vessel actually found a bag full of silver which again we think has been thrown in the river by some sort of burglars.
“There’s nothing strange today, but we have cleared this beach of a good quarter of a tonne of debris.”
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