A suspected unexploded bomb on the banks of the River Thames turned out to be a “giant glittery Christmas bauble”.
The ordinance-like ornament was mistaken for an explosive when it washed up near Wapping, east London.
Met Police officers were called to inspect the device – and “luckily” realised it was an oversized festive feature.
It comes a few days after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in Kingston-upon-Thames.
Students from Kingston University had to be evacuated from the campus until the device was dealt with.
Officers called from Tower Hamlets called to deal with the bauble posted a picture of the faded decoration on Twitter.