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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.'