A city council has been forced to admit it has no plans to deal with a zombie invasion.
A "concerned citizen" used freedom of information laws to reveal what plans Leicester City Council had to deal with a Dawn of the Dead-style attack.
Amused by the request, the council had to admit no such plans existed.
But a council spokeswoman reassured other concerned citizens that while there were no specific plans for a zombie invasion, aspects of its emergency plan might be able to be used in such a situation.
The request, signed by a "concerned citizen", asked: "Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in the event of a zombie invasion?
"Having watched several films it is clear that preparation for such an event is poor and one that councils throughout the kingdom must prepare for.
"Please provide any information you may have."
Lynn Wyeth, the council's head of information governance, said: "We've had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh.
"To you it might seem frivolous and a waste of time, but to different people it actually means something.
"Everybody has their own interests and their own reasons for asking these questions."Reuse content