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Christmas decoration sparks bomb alert in London

/ 01:11 PM May 30, 2019

Police were called yesterday, May 29, to investigate a possible unexploded device that turned out to be a Christmas decoration.

According to the Tower Hamlets Police, the festive item washed up on the banks of the River Thames near Wapping, east London.

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Following the investigation, the police unit shared a photo of the “device” on Twitter, saying, “Luckily, upon closer inspection, it is a giant glittery Christmas bauble!”

Another police unit poked fun at the photo, calling the decoration a “Wapping great bauble.”

“Fortunately not as given, but shows as our training teaches us ‘expect the unexpected,'” the unit added.  /ra

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