In one of the more surreal stories, it has emerged that police arrested four men suspected of brandishing a gun at Wimbledon champion Andy Murray – only to later realise that they were in fact just autograph hunters clutching a tennis racket.
It has been reported that two men got out of a car and knocked on the window of Murray's vehicle to ask him to sign the racket in question before he swiftly drove off.
Confusion ensued, however, after a member of the public mistakenly believed that the racket was a gun and immediately contacted the police.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said they received a report of a man with a firearm in a Mercedes car in Swiss Cottage and the vehicle was stopped in Chelsea, west London.
The spokesman added: "A search of the car was conducted and no trace of a firearm was found."
The mix-up occurred in north London on Wednesday at around 17:00 when the British star was in the car with his agent.
The four men involved in the incident, aged between 21 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and taken into custody.
The men were subsequently bailed until late January pending further inquiries.
Murray, who became the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years, is currently recovering from the back surgery he had in September and has missed the latter part of the season.