At first glance it might look official.

But on closer inspection a ‘danger’ warning painted around a pothole in Oakes is revealed to be the work of a frustrated local, not a council worker.

The ever-growing pothole on Oakes Road South, not far from the junction with Quarmby Road, was highlighted in white paint with the word ‘danger’ written in large capital letters on the road.

The Examiner asked Kirklees Council if highways bosses could shed any light on the warning – and if the deep pothole had been reported, and when it would be repaired.

Take a look at our pothole picture gallery below.

A council spokesman said: “The wording was not placed by the council. Potholes have been reported and repaired in the general location. Arrangements are in hand to check if the location in the photograph has been repaired.”

Hours after our query the pothole had been filled in.

Who painted the warning? Do you know the hole truth? Ring the Examiner newsdesk on 01484 437712, email or tweet @examiner and let us know.

Pothole at Oakes Road South just after Quarmby Road