A MAN in clown trousers was seen running away with a Liberal Democrat poster board in his arms in Bisley on Friday, April 17.

The Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Stroud, Adrian Walker-Simth said: “Our supporter was hanging out her washing in the garden when she heard a crack and saw a young man wearing clown trousers dashing along the street with the board.

“We will replace the poster and will not be troubling the police, but if the culprit is identified we suggest the use of the historic Bisley lock-up.”

The lock-up or village prison was built in 1824 where drunks or petty criminals were kept overnight before they were sent to the magistrates court.