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Officers confronted by a snake discover it's just a garden ornament

Rattled officers ended up feeling slightly red-faced when they were involved in a tense stand-off with a snake - that turned out to be a garden ornament.

Credit: Met Police

The Metropolitan Police officers kept their distance from the two-foot long garden ornament fearing it was a dangerous reptile.

It wasn't moving but they can stay still for a long time. We didn't want to move in too close in case we disturbed it.

– Met Police officer

A resident in the flats in Sutton, south west London eventually confirmed it was just a garden ornament.


Teenager to appear in court over bus stabbing

A 15-year-old boy has been accused of grievous bodily harm with intent after a boy of the same age was stabbed on a bus.

Police were called to St Helier Avenue in Sutton on Friday afternoon, following the incident on a route 151 vehicle.

The victim is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The accused will appear at Croydon Youth Court on November 11.

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