Scores of fans of the latest Harry Potter book have had their enjoyment ruined after pranksters revealed the outcome of the book on a banner.
The words have been blurred so as not to spoil the surprise
Motorists heading along the A442 near Telford came across the banner complete with the plot-spoiling words on Thursday morning.
Council workers had removed it from a footbridge by lunchtime.
The long-awaited sixth edition of the Harry Potter series was issued at midnight on Friday.
A spokesman for Telford and Wrekin council said: "People in the know tell us it had the outcome of the Harry Potter book on it.
"This does have a serious side to it as if the banner had fallen down it could have serious consequences for motorists."