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Police probe 'sausage-shaped UFO'

Police have received several telephone calls about an apparent UFO spotted in the skies above Dorset.

A large black, sausage-shaped balloon was reported floating above Slades Farm Road, in Bournemouth, on Saturday.

Police sent an officer to investigate who found it to be a bundle of bin liners tethered with balloons which had started floating in the air.

A spokesman said the item continued to gain height out of view. It is unclear where it came from.

He added: "We never did discover what it was because it disappeared into the sky."


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