PICTURES: You won’t believe what Royal Docks volunteers dragged out of the Thames
PUBLISHED: 15:43 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:51 10 April 2017
When a keen army of volunteers flooded the Thames Foreshore to clean up the neighbourhood, they expected to be picking up plastic bottles.
And sure enough, the flock of more than 100 residents at the Big Spring Beach Clean picked up 250 of them – but stranger things were to come.
Dom Ferris, from Surfers Against Sewage, who ran this clean-up and 400 others like it across the country, was impressed with the rubbish they cleaned up: “There was so much litter that we had to weigh it individually, but we think there was two tonnes. It was mostly scrap metal. We found a motorbike, rifle bullets and a safe.”
It sounds like ingredients for a detective novel, but unbelievably it was sitting in our river.
Dom said: “It was a really good day and went very well.”