Mystery surrounds ‘mermaid skeleton’ found on Merseyside beach

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Questions have been asked after a "mermaid skeleton" washed up on a Merseyside beach this week.

Formby mum Kirsty Jones was on Hightown beach with her partner, children and another family on June 1.

They were about to begin a picnic, when they noticed the creature on the sand.

Kirsty told the ECHO : "We found this while walking along the beach and would really like to know if anybody knows what it is.

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"My initial words to my children were 'this looks like a mermaid'. It had a fish-like tail.

"We had just gone for a picnic when we came across it, and we are very curious to find out what creature it may be."

At the time of publication, Sefton Council could not confirm what the creature was, but said it is "not uncommon for fish species to wash up on Sefton’s shorelines".

Similar questions were asked after a "beautiful creature" washed up on Crosby beach on Tuesday.

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Veronica Parratt came across the animal – which Sefton's Green team has since confirmed to be a harbour porpoise during a walk along the sand.

What do you think the creature is? Let us know in the comments below

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