Laughter erupted in a North Yorkshire town when locals spotted a giant phallus-shaped tree and shrub display that had been planted on a local roundabout.

The eye-catching arrangement featured a small conifer in the middle, with two smaller shrubs either side in Scarborough.

Giggling passersby couldn't believe their eyes and garage owner Jeff Parkins commented: "This sums this council up perfectly. It was just a roundabout before with not much on it. What a cock up. You would have thought someone would have realised whilst they were planting it."

Student Dan Collins, 21, and passerby Elaine Bailey, 56, were among the many who had a good chuckle when they noticed the rude roundabout.

Mr Collins said his friends couldn't believe it when they first saw the display, while Mrs Bailey admitted she didn't notice it at first until someone else pointed it out and started laughing. 

Unfortunately, not everyone saw the funny side. The giant manhood display has been branded a traffic hazard by drivers who claim it is blocking their view.

Margaret Johnson fumed: "This is already one of the worst roundabouts for seeing traffic with five roads coming onto it. Now there is no visibility at all."