1. ITV Report

Police called to 'severed hand' on motorway

Could you tell a human hand from a plastic one? This one is in fact plastic. Credit: PA

Avon and Somerset Police report that they were called out to deal with a severed hand on the motorway. The discovery was confirmed by their traffic officers in Highways and could have led to an extensive investigation.

That was until the police officers took a look for themselves and realised that it was a plastic hand. Emergency averted!

The force was happy to share its narrowly-averted embarrassment.... under the hashtag #anyoneneedahand of course.

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Avon and Somerset Police were called to deal with what they thought was a severed hand. Credit: ITV West Country