Cushion mistaken for homemade bomb in Southwark

Southwark Police responded to calls from the public about a 'suspicious object' left next to a Tube station this afternoon, fearing it could be a homemade bomb... only to discover it was a cushion.

The force said on Twitter:

They went on to encourage the public to keep reporting things of this nature, as real bombs might not be easy to spot:

And also left a small warning for anyone taking the matter too lightly...