A Banksy-style mural depicting Eric Morecambe in his famous stance has been spray painted in the town.
The graffiti artwork is on a boarded up building at the corner of Cavendish Road and Stanley Road in Morecambe.
Following the attempted theft of the Eric Morecambe statue in Morecambe last weekend, members of the public took to social media sites Facebook and Twitter to post pictures of the mural.
Eric’s statue is due to be reinstated on the promenade before the end of the year, Lancaster City Council said.
The man accused of the attempted theft of the statue has been detained under the mental health act.