Mystery over gigantic 'LFC' carving on Shropshire hill

9 November 2017, 13:40

An anonymous Liverpool fan appears to have showcased his love of the club by emblazoning 'LFC' in gigantic letters on a hillside in Shropshire.

The letters, which are almost as long as a football pitch, were spotted by an airborne camera on the north side of Titterstone Clee Hill, east of Ludlow - 100 miles from Anfield.

Measuring somewhere between 85 metres and 100 metres in length, the letters were captured by national mapping agency Ordnance Survey.

They can be seen from at least six kilometres away at the southern end of Brown Clee Hill.

Ordnance Survey's Danny Hyam said: "It is one of the most unusual ways of showing support for a team I've ever seen.

"Perhaps there is someone living in this area who supports Everton and has a back garden or bedroom window with a view of the hill and has a Liverpool supporting friend with an extreme sense of humour?"

The agency's flying unit sports a number of 196 megapixel cameras - more than 15 times the resolution of the camera on the new iPhone X - and takes more than 140,000 aerial images across the country every year.

The sighting comes just a few days after the National Police Air Service tweeted a picture of the letters 'SUE x' etched into a field in Tetsworth, near Thame in Oxfordshire.