He added: “I wasn’t at the shop when they came in so they got hold of my mobile phone number and rang me.Watch out! It's the Banner Police!
“They said ‘take the banners down’ and I said ‘why?’ “They told me they couldn’t be bothered to explain why and that if I didn’t take them down within seven days they would bring me in and interview me under caution.”
Martin Hunt, (Ed: rhyming slang..?) Colchester councillor responsible for street and waste services, said his staff took a firm, fair approach to dealing with leaflets and banners.And if local businessmen don't comply, what next? Tazers?