There was drama in south east London on Wednesday, thanks to a serious case of mistaken identity. Police in Lewisham rushed down an alley to help a person who'd collapsed on the street. When they got there it turned out the unconscious body was actually that of a rotund teddy who probably never had consciousness anyway.
We stopped to deal with a collapsed person, turns out teddy had too much to drink last night and couldn't make it home! pic.twitter.com/lbX68aiOqV— Lewisham Central SNT (@MPSLewishamCntl) January 4, 2017
Big Ted was wearing a grey cardigan and clutching a bottle of Coke. And, it looks like by the time the police propped him back up he was ready to get on the lash again. A spokesman for Lewisham Central Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) explains: 'There was an alley way with a trolley full of goods at the entrance and there was something that looked like a person slumped over so we went to investigate. We found out it was a large teddy bear in a cardigan with a bottle of coke. He clearly he was a little worse for wear from the night before'.
Could this caffeine-loving lost teddy be the Paddington of the millennial age? Either way, we hope he found his way to the teddy bear's picnic. Just look at his smushy face:
In other weird animal news, a police horse was spotted getting on board a double decker bus in Islington.