SWANAGE Coastguard was called to a report of a possible pierce of wartime ordnance north of Sheps Hollow.

A spokesman said: “Team members were quickly on scene and established it was a jockey wheel that has been there for some time.

“Following calls previously to this wheel, the item had been marked in a way that could confirm that this was a wheel rather than a hazardous item. “With low tides other wartime structures were visible and we do ask that all suspicious items are reported to the Coastguard via 999.

“We have been to this several times and due to its location and weight we can’t remove it. It has been marked so we can identify it quickly but we will always check a report. These old wheels are often used as mooring weights for boats.”