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Mystery over roadside underwear
Pc Steve Harvey with the underwear Pic: Western Daily Press
Police have been recovering the underwear since November
Police in a Wiltshire village have been trying to get to the bottom of an underwear mystery.

Around 30 pairs of knickers have been draped over road signs and gravestones in Purton, near Swindon.

No-one has reported the items as stolen and they all appear to be new and of quite good quality.

Phil Elliott from Purton Police said: "If it's a practical joke and someone could just let us in on it, then that would be great."

He said police had been recovering various pieces of women's underwear since November.

He added: "We don't know if it's a criminal offence or a prank. If it's a prank, please tell us."

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