VENTNOR Coastguard is attending the Solent following reports of a large amount of pollution.

Numerous vessels have reported a foam-like substance between Fishbourne and Osborne.

The coastguard team is currently investigating the issue, which they believe may be algae.

If you see any signs of pollution dial 02392 552100 (non emergency number).

In an emergency dial 999 and ask for Coastguard.

Update 11.44am:

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed HM Coastguardis investigating reports of possible pollution at Osborne Bay. They are are taking samples and will report back.

A spokesperson said: ‘At this stage we are in the early part of an investigation to see what it is and see whether further action needs to be taken.’

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