When police received five calls from concerned members of the public about a man carrying a gun in a town park, they wasted no time in responding.
A riot van was despatched to the scene on Tuesday to block the suspect’s exit from the park until an armed response unit could arrive.
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But when Mark Sleigh, 39, returned to the vehicle and officers ordered him to ‘drop the weapon’, the bemused law-enforcers discovered the 4ft-long object was the amateur musician’s home-made plastic didgeridoo.
Bicycle restorer Mr Sleigh insisted yesterday that the only thing offensive about the plastic decorated instrument was perhaps the ‘droning’ noise that it makes.