A SHARK has been found washed ashore on a beach in Alicante.

The fierce fish measured in at a whopping four metres (13ft) long and weighed 200 kilos (31st 6lb).

Police were called after the creature was spotted on a beach in Santa Pola, just south of Alicante, who then called transport firm Urbaser to remove its remains.

A crane was then used to lift and move the shark onto the pier before taking it back to a warehouse.

The firm is now awaiting to hear from the Marine Environmental Institute to see whether the shark is to be studied for further information.

While the shark’s species has not been confirmed the waters of the Western Mediterranean are know to harbour blue fin sharks, which do not pose a danger to humans as they feed on smaller fish.