‘Large predator’ in South Downs village turns out to be stuffed toy
Police responding to reports of a ‘large apex predator’ in a South Downs village were surprised to find the beast wasn’t quite what they were expecting.
Officers were called to the Steyning area after reports of the animal but the predator turned out to be a stuffed toy.
Horsham Police said: “Reports of a large apex predator in the Steyning area turned out to be true.
“It may be a stuffed toy, but the attending officers didn’t necessarily know that at first.”