A mysterious piece of art appeared on an abandoned pub in Grimsby causing speculations that could have been painted by Banksy.
The profile of a figure with a fat left leg and a bottle of beer in hand appeared during the night on the Albion pub door on Cleethorpe Road.
And it sparked a heated online debate about whether the stencil could have been left there by the elusive artist, reports Grimsby Live.
The famous Bristol, whose works sell for thousands, has never been seen on film while at work.
Banksy is not on Facebook or Twitter and has few words on his website, leaving his works of art to speak.
Susan Chesman spotted graffiti early this morning and shared her discovery on Facebook.
"I went to the 4.30 this morning going to Cleethorpes, "he told Grimsby Live.
"I saw it and I had to turn my car and give it another look, I thought it could be a Banksy – or maybe a local artist.
" I was not there, yesterday, not that I could to remember. It must have been done during the night. I hope it's the real thing. "
The Albion closed its doors eight years ago.
It was once a thriving watering hole, popular with port workers of the city, but now it is infested with needles and dangerously dangerous after persistent raids.
Photos of the interior of the pub show tables littered with drug parafenias.
The intruders have also broken the improvised holes through the roof and ripped the floorboards in search of precious copper
In fact, the place is so famous that it even earned the title of "pub of hell".
The damage is serious, its owner Surrinder Mehat of Metro C21 Stores feels he has no choice but to break down the Edoardian pub and start over, replacing it with a three-story building.
"It looks like he's holding a beer glass," Susan said. "Maybe he's saying goodbye to the good times in Albion before he gets knocked down."
The mysterious appearance of the figure has sparked a ferocious debate on social media about who the responsible artist might be.
Wayne Brightmore thinks he looks like the work of world-famous Banksy: "He definitely has the style of black stencil Banksy, no tag or signature and relevant to the building that was painted."
But Phil Simpson remains convinced: "It's not a bad stencil, however Banksy can not be responsible
" The quality is not good enough and they would use more colors on a Banksy stencil.
"I hate the fact that now everyone sees a bit of graffiti or graffiti stencil think it is Banksy."