A lord mayor apologised today after his trousers fell down during a visit to a local library.
Colin Hall, Lord Mayor of Leicester, suffered the mishap on a visit to Southfields library in Leicester yesterday morning.
Mr Hall was a guest at a "Summer Showcase" organised by Global Education Leicester/Shire, a network which works with teachers and education institutions to promote greater understanding of global perspectives, a city council spokesman confirmed today.
He said Mr Hall offered his "deepest apologies" for anyone who might have been offended when his trousers came loose and fell down at the event.
The spokesman said: "The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Colin Hall, attended a function at a local library yesterday where he suffered an unfortunate problem with his trousers.
"He was not wearing a belt and the trousers came loose and fell.
"The Lord Mayor has offered his deepest apologies to those attending the event for any offence caused by the accident."