17/04/2012 10:52 BST | Updated 17/04/2012 11:59 BST

Queen's Arms Ghost: Bum-Pinching Spectre Terrorises Birmingham Pub With Saucy Squeezes

A cheeky ghost has been terrorising drinkers at a Birmingham pub, pinching punters' bottoms as they wait for a pint.

The phantom bum-pincher has been enjoying its very own game of bottoms up, with regulars at the Queen's Arms initially thinking they were cracking up when they felt the saucy tweak.

Paula Wharton, an assistant manager at the pub, said she first thought she was having muscle spasms, until she compared her story with her colleagues.

And she told The Sun, that the apparition fancies a tweak at any time of the day or night.

“We’ve nicknamed the ghoul Grasper after Casper the friendly ghost but he’s a bit too friendly for our liking,” she told the newspaper.

Ashely Beland, 26, was queuing to buy a drink when she felt the naughty squeeze. Whipping round she thought a "sleazy bloke" had nipped her cheeks until staff explained.

“It was a little scary, but I suppose there are worse things that a ghost could do to you,” she added.

And it's not just the randy revenant that drinkers need to watch out for at the 170-year-old boozer. Cigarette smoke has appeared in the bar, not caused by smokers flouting the ban, but of its own accord.

Ghost hunters are due to visit in a couple of weeks, says manager Christian Dixon, adding that he had no doubt that they would be in for a rear-ly interesting night.