Police and fire brigade pull dummy from River Avon after call-out

Published on: 07 Jun 2013

Police responded to reports of a "life-sized package" floating in the River Avon at Saltford on Wednesday - but discovered it was a homemade dummy.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "If you wondered what all the police and fire brigade activity was yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, it was us recovering what turned out to be a homemade dummy from the River Avon at Saltford.

"A boat owner called us about a life-sized package tangled in the trees, but thankfully it turned out to be nothing to worry about. There was a thought that it might be a mannequin lost during filming of Les Miserables at Pulteney Weir earlier this year, but that's been discounted."

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