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Anglesey ambergris sold for £11,000 'pretty pungent'

Ambergris found on an Anglesey beach by a dog walker has been auctioned for £11,000.

The 1.1kg (2.4lb) chunk of whale vomit, known as ambergris and used mainly in perfume, sold to a phone bidder in France on Friday - exceeding the estimated price of up to £7,000.

Auctioneer Adam Partridge said he was "elated" at the sale, in Macclesfield.

The BBC's Colin Paterson went to investigate.

  • 25 Sep 2015