CORNWALL, UK: Fishermen who posted photos on Facebook of a fake gold bar were met by police as soon as their trawler docked.

The Sun reports that the fishermen boasted they had found 11 bars of bullion worth £1.5m, 16 miles off Falmouth in Cornwall, when if fact it was an old brass bracket they had cut up with an angle grinder.

Skiller Billy Anderson had to explain to police that it was just a piece of scrap his boat landed while fishing for scallops, and not bullion rumoured to be on the seabed from the infamous 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery, where £26million was stolen from a Heathrow warehouse.–WO