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Police hope fried egg will solve shed break-in mystery

A police officer points at the suspicious egg. Credit: Isles of Scilly Police/Facebook

Police trying to crack a crime in Cornwall have found an unusual clue in their hunt for the culprit, after a fried egg was left at the scene.

Isles of Scilly Police posted a picture of the suspicious breakfast staple, which was found outside a shed that had been broken into.

The police officer pictured appears to maintain a safe distance from the egg, presumably not wanting to tamper with a crime scene.

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The force said it was likely that the shed - owned by a local football club - had been forced open by people keen for a kickabout.

Whoever was responsible was promised an "amicable resolution" if they admitted the act - though they may be left with a little egg on face.