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F***ing signs now theft-proof

The Austrian town of F***ing has erected theft-proof road signs embedded in concrete blocks.

The Austrian town of 'F***ing' is asking British tourists to stop stealing their road signs /Europics

Officials acted because they were fed up with English-speaking tourists stealing them as souvenirs.

After the last 'Welcome to F***ing' sign was stolen, Mayor Siegfried Hauppl ordered brand new theft-proof road signs.

They are bolted and welded to steel posts embedded in concrete in the ground and the mayor added: "It would take all night to steal one."

F***ing always attracts a lot of attention in the summer months, with tourists driving up from nearby Salzburg to pose for pictures in front of the F***ing signs.

But Mayor Hauppl said that while the money tourists spent in the area was welcome, locals were fed up with having to replace the signs.

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