Mysterious 'missing' Stockbridge toilet roll note exchange escalates as hilarious ransom is delivered

A mysterious "missing" toilet roll poster exchange which appeared in Stockbridge this week has escalated in hilarious fashion as the original sign makers appear to have met the ransom demands.

The sanitiser ransom was spotted after appearing close to the original posters. Picture: contributed
The sanitiser ransom was spotted after appearing close to the original posters. Picture: contributed

The original pair of posters, which were attached to the railings close to the bridge on Saunders Street, were spotted by a resident of the area during their daily exercise.

The first, which was for a “missing” toilet roll last seen on Hamilton Place that answers to the name of "Andrex", was quickly followed by a ransom note - created in classic film style with cut out magazine letters - detailing what will happen to "Andrex" if 50 gallons of hand sanitiser were not left under Dean Bridge by 10pm on Friday night.

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Hilarious 'missing' toilet roll poster and ransom note appear in Stockbridge
The attached note stated that "Andrex" was missed by his owners. Picture: contributed

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Now it seems, the original sign creators have followed up and delivered the ransom as required, cable tying what appears to be a plastic carton of sanitiser near to the first poster, with a note addressed to the kidnappers stating that it's for the safe return of “Andrex” and that the ”police are not involved”.

Describing the signs as "a much-needed bit of fun" in these trying times, the resident who shared the photographs said that they spotted the ransom this morning during a trip to the pharmacists, they added that they intrigued to see whether “Andrex” will finally be returned.