Residents and motorists did a double take after spotting what some believed was a real polar bear at a Shell garage in Barking.Oh, how badly wrong this could have gone, eh? Or perhaps right...
The creature, seen walking around the forecourt of the Ripple Road petrol station this morning, was in fact two Greenpeace members dressed in a polar bear costume.
The petrol station manager, Haran Siva, told the Post he and his colleagues asked the group to leave as they did not have permission to film at the station and were obstructing those wanting to buy petrol.There's a surprise. Just what do they do?
“They didn’t listen to us and stayed for more than an hour,” he said. “There were about 20 of them. We called the police who arrived soon after, but I think the Greenpeace people hid the cameras. The police said they couldn’t do anything.”