30/06/2014 08:53 BST | Updated 30/06/2014 09:59 BST

Barclays Bank Closed After Man Deposits Piles Of Steaming Poo (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

A branch of Barclays Bank was forced to temporarily close after a man strolled through the premises depositing steaming piles of poo.

The culprit – described as “well-to-do” and dressed in shorts and flip-flops – made his big entrance at the bank in Andovers, Hampshire, at lunchtime on Friday.

Customer Gareth McCarthy said the man, believed to be in his 40s, walked up and down the stairs in the bank, pooing at the same time.

A gallant member of staff addresses the messes

He said: “I was just queuing up, there were about a dozen customers there, and this guy walked in.

“He looked pretty well to do. He was a middle-aged man, in his 40s, wearing shorts and flip-flops, and he had a bald head.

“He didn’t say anything at all, but you can tell from his face he looked angry.

“I wasn’t really paying attention until I noticed a foul, but unmistakable smell.

“I looked at the guy and he was just calmly walking around the bank – going to all the areas he could.

The man is said to have marched up and down the stairs, pooing all the while

“It’s quite clear what he was doing – he just had this calm but angry look on his face, as he walked around leaving special deposits on the floor.

“And then as calmly as he walked in. he left.

“Staff didn’t know what on earth had just happened. The stench was unreal.”

McCarthy and the rest of the customers were ushered out of the bank while staff cleared up the mess.

The 27-year-old added: “I have no idea who that guy is, and why he covered the bank in excrement, but he didn’t look ill – he just looked a bit smug as he walked out.”

Barclays were unwilling to comment on the incident.

The incident occurred in the Andovers, Hampshire branch on Friday