Hutton Magna held its second scarecrow trail yesterday (Sunday 13 August) in aid of St Mary's church.

Excellent weather resulted in a large number of vistors following the trail of 19 scarecrows, on the theme of a character from a children's book. Visitors were issued with a trail guide and asked to award points for their favourite.

The eventual winner was "Gangsta Granny". As a result of wanted posters appearing throughout the village, two members of the local constabulary were tipped off and made an arrest.

Some £400.00 was raised, which will go towards the parish share.