Cleveland Police have closed one lane of the A19 to deal with what they called a police incident.
Things took a turn when a member of the public believed they had spotted a hand. Cops immediately responded.
Cops from the road policing unit were on ‘hand’ to let members of the public know that officers would be in the carriageway carrying out an investigation.
Mystery surrounded the nature of the incident which occurred on the A19 Northbound between Portrack and Norton Slip Roads.
The flow of traffic was slowed while police investigated what they believed to be a ‘realistic looking severed hand’ and immediately put a crime scene in place.
Thankfully to the officers relief this wasn’t a real hand, after many jokes I’d image between themselves they re-opened the A19 and welcomed the jokes.
Cleveland Police Road Policing Unit said “The A19 is now clear. In a nutshell, an eagle eyed diligent member of the motoring public spotted a suspicious looking item… see picture, in the central reservation. Officers have attended and it has been found to be a realistic looking ‘severed hand’. No doubt comments will be forthcoming- please!………..”
We really think that the police are going to need a hand finding out who left the hand there.
Hopefully whoever wasted so much Police time will feel the long arm of the law.
Sorry that’s the best we can do with the jokes.