Nottingham Prank Goes Wrong

12 June 2013, 06:35 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

An East Midland's man has said sorry to police after a prank involving a severed hand led to a Nottingham street being taped off.

Patrick Plummer, an amateur make-up artist, had left the plastic limb on pavement outside his house in Hyson Green to play a trick on his young nieces.

It all went wrong though when a member of the public thought the hand was real and called 999.

A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Police said:

'A member of the public contacted us at 7pm on June 6 to report the incident.

'The call was made in good faith by the member of the public and we had to respond to what seemed to be a serious incident.

'When officers arrived at the scene, a man, who was understandably red-faced, told us he was responsible for the practical joke.

'Instead of pointing the finger, we advised him about his actions. He promptly removed the hand and finger and apologised profusely.'