Lincolnshire

Boston street sign prank baffles council

Fydell Court and the fake sign Image copyright Boston Council
Image caption People in the area say they do not know what Hatchers Walk refers to

A cul-de-sac street sign is being repeatedly replaced with an alternative name by a prankster in an unexplained practical joke.

Fydell Court in Boston, Lincolnshire, has had its sign removed and replaced twice - with the new sign reading "Hatchers Walk".

The bogus metal sign looks authentic, but has baffled Boston Borough Council.

A spokesman said it was illegal to replace street signs and it could cause problems for emergency services.

"You can't just rename a street," he added.

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Councillor Stephen Woodliffe said it costs the council £100 to replace the sign each time, and was "wasting people's money".

"It could put someone's life at risk by changing the name of the road," he added.

The council has asked whoever is responsible to stop changing the sign.

Image copyright Boston Council
Image caption It is illegal to interfere and change street signs without permission

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