Villagers shot down an advertising balloon flying over their community saying it blighted the landscape.
Last Updated: 11:56PM GMT 18 Dec 2008
Those living in the affluent area have been angered after the Big Box Self Storage company launched an advertising blimp over a picturesque country park.
The garish white, blue and green inflatable, which can be seen from a mile away, was shot down three times by angry locals but the company had it patched up and put it back in the air.
Big Box, which runs a countryside warehouse in picture-postcard Ditchling Common, West Sussex, does not need planning permission for the blimp, just agreement from the Civil Aviation Authority....
...The blimp, which is 30ft long and has a 10ft diameter and costs around £2,500 to buy, has been shot down three times according to locals.
It first went up at the end of August and has been shot down by a mystery sniper three times since, once in October and twice in November.
It is not known what type of gun has been used to shoot it down....