The proprietors of a pub found a surprise when they came to open up.
"The whole front of the building has been painted in a glorious Barbie pink," a police spokesman said..... Elaine Smith said: "We left.. on Monday evening, and when Les came to open up at 8am the next morning the pub was pink. "
They were professional about it.
The decorators left a receipt for their work, saying "Invoice for works carried out at the Prince of Wales Pub, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Payment received - many thanks".
It is serious in one respect.
It will cost several thousands pounds to correct, said police as they appealed for information.
Mr and Mrs Smith, who have run the pub for six years, are planning to return the pub to its original black and white state as soon as possible.