UK - 'Escaped white tiger' off M27 turns out to be funfair cuddle toy

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    Tyger, tyger, burning bright
    In the forests of the night....
    --Wm Blake

    White tiger toy scare causes Hampshire police alert
    Acting Chief Inspector Steve Wakeford said: 'We received a call from passers-by who were convinced that there was a real tiger in the field.

    'I was on the ground myself and it did look very realistic.
    'Officers in the helicopter told us the tiger appeared to be real - but when they couldn't detect any heat, they moved the helicopter closer to the ground.

    'We started to suspect that the tiger might not be real when it didn't run away from the helicopter - and as it got closer to the ground, the wind from the blades actually blew the tiger over onto its back.

    'It was at that point we were sure that it wasn't real.'
    Armed police and helicopter scrambled to hunt for escaped white tiger off M27 ... but find a cuddly toy
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