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."