Five foot shark washed up on Redcar beach
The dead shark was discovered on the beach this morning, as mentioned on our live news blog.
A spokeswoman for Redcar and Cleveland Council say a specialist team at the scene to move the animal and dispose of it.
The shark is believed to be a porbeagle - a common species of mackerel shark found all around the UK in deep waters.
The summer heatwave is said to have attracted more sharks to UK waters and many porbeagles have been spotted off the North-east coast over the last few months.
Porbeagle sharks are a member of the Great White family and although they are capable of doing so, they are not known to attack humans.
They generally prefer cooler water and it is thought they head north to cool off when temperatures rise in the British summer.
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