MYSTERIOUS piles of white powder have been spotted along some streets in the Bournemouth area.
Piles of a white powdery substance have been reported in Bournemouth town centre and also near Hengistbury Head.
A reader contacted the Daily Echo after seeing piles of powder on the ground near a lamppost in St Peter’s Road on January 23.
A BCP Council spokesperson said: “Our street team are working to clear some small piles of white powder from the tarmac on St Peter’s Road in Bournemouth.
“They are believed to be non-toxic and pose no safety risk to the public.”
The spokesperson said “a few” piles of the powder had been found in the road.
It was believed the substance was ant powder.
Days later on January 28, a resident posted on social media they had seen powder around the Hengistbury Head area.
BCP Council said its street team had investigated a report of some small piles of white powder in Harbour Road.
The powder is believed to be non-toxic and pose “no safety risk to the public”.
A spokesperson said: “Members of the public are encouraged to report any concerns directly to BCP Council on via our online portal.”
Another person on social media said they had seen piles of it around the Triangle area.