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Preston near Canterbury dubbed April Fools capital of Kent after drunken cyclist prank appears in Elmstone village pond

By Lowri Stafford

Villagers were shocked to see what looked the result of a drinking session gone horribly wrong this morning.

The scene at Elmstone village pond in Preston near Canterbury appears to show an unfortunate cyclist head-first the water, with just his boots sticking out.

Emergency crews were called to the Elmstone village pond

The half-submerged bicycle and nearby can of lager suggests the person took a wrong turn while worse the wear through drink, and suffered a watery end.

The elaborate prank appeared this morning - April 1 - but mystery surrounds who is responsible.

At first glance, it appeared a cyclist took a wrong turn

One villager thinks it could cement Preston's position as the April Fools centre of Kent.

He says: "This appeared in Elmstone village pond overnight.

"Most years something happens in the village, from grand to small April Fools - but no one knows who is behind it all."

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