Residents in a Lincolnshire village have discovered a mysterious collection of garden gnomes - for the second time.
The gnomes were left under a village sign
The four figurines appeared in a flowerbed of pansies underneath the village sign of Brattleby.
The discovery comes two years after gnomes were left in the front gardens of 14 homes in the village.
A year later some residents received an unsigned letter asking them to find a good home for the gnomes, but no-one has claimed responsibility.
Some of the statues have languished in people's garage and sheds for two years, while others are on display in people's gardens.
Parish council chairman councillor Mike Spencer, 61, said: "It is a bit of a mystery. It is such an odd thing to happen.
"I have even had some people accuse me but I can honestly say it is nothing to do with me at all.
"I don't like gnomes, and this is not a gnome sort of village - we are in a conservation area.
"Who it is remains a mystery, but I suppose it does create a bit of fun each year."