Conspiracy theorists are thought to be hiding razor blades and needles behind anti-5G posters put up on phone masts in a bid to stop the authorities taking them down.

Councils and engineering firms warned conspiracy theorists have concealed needles and sharp pieces of metal in their propaganda to stop them being removed.

Previous incidents have been recorded in Derby and Kent, but now East Sussex authorities are warning residents and telecoms workers of a similar danger.

East Sussex Highways issued the stark warning urging anyone who sees the banners not to touch them and to report it to the police.

Conspiracy theorists are thought to be hiding razor blades and needles behind anti-5G posters put up on phone masts in a bid to stop the authorities taking them down. Pictured: a 5G phone mast