The story of the water pipe and its mysterious disappearance at the foot of the Tower of London has gone from being a local curiosity to a national story.
Now the case is under scrutiny by police investigating claims of foul play.
The story started in March last year when an elderly man called in sick and was not expected to be home until Sunday morning.
It has been a bizarre and seemingly pointless series of events since then, with the water pipes of three homes in Tower Hamlets being swept away by the force of a huge wave on the South Bank in a series of bizarre circumstances.
But this weekend it emerged that one of the pipes was missing.
What we know so far about the missing pipe in Tower Hill (pic: LBC) In a strange twist of events, police have now been given access to the area to search for the pipe and the investigation is continuing.
It is understood that the pipes are part of a larger structure that had been left behind in the garden of the home where the incident took place. “
We have been given a search warrant to enter the property and we are currently carrying out a search in the surrounding area.”
It is understood that the pipes are part of a larger structure that had been left behind in the garden of the home where the incident took place.
There has been speculation that a group of children were playing with the pipe at the time.
If this is true, the pipe would have been an important piece of evidence.
At the time of the incident, police said they were not sure whether anyone else had been in the area at the same time.
There have been no arrests, although they said it was possible the pipe could be located.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tower Hill Police on 101.