Eddie Mair 4pm - 7pm
Police Responding To Possible Sea Mine Call Make Unexpected Festive Discovery
29 May 2019, 14:54
Tower Hamlets Police made an unexpected discovery when they rushed to reports of a possible sea mine washed up in Wapping.
Police officers rushed to Wapping following reports a possible unexploded device had been washed up on the shore.
Luckily, when police conducted a closer inspection of the suspicious item they found it was a "giant glittery Christmas bauble."
The incident comes just days after thousands of residents in Kingston were evacuated from their homes following the discovery of a World War 2 bomb.
Other police accounts were quick to reply with puns, Hackney Police quipped: "That is a Wapping great bauble. Fortunately not as given, but shows as our training teaches us 'expect the unexpected'."