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Man finds pork chop and leg of lamb in river!Submitted: 21 Apr 2002

The most LPUNTIFPN story for a long while (local-paper-uninteresting-news-turned-into-front-page-news), from Ilford this year, a man walking his dog finds pork chop and leg of lamb in river.

This has been transformed into a remarkable piece of sensationalist journalism and made front page news in the Ilford Sun.

In summary, a man fished out one of six parcels he spotted floating in the river as he was walking his dog. As his birthday was a long way off, he decided to open it. Looking inside, he found some tasty leg of lamb but got excited that he may have found a dismembered body so he phoned the police. The River Roding was then sealed off, causing much disruption to fish who were turned away as they tried to cross the Police Line. Divers and a helicopter were called in to search the area. The packages were later found to be pork and lamb, most likely dumped by a trader. A Redbridge Council spokesperson said 'it is an extremely unsociable thing to do'. The man was unavailable for comment when asked if he had a tasty dinner that evening.

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