A man placed Barbie Dolls in potholes in a bid to get the council to fix them.

Barbie Doll

Barbie Doll

Neville Daytona, 56 - who bought the toys at a charity shop - placed them inside the deep dips on route over the M4 motorway in Swindon, South West England, after they were causing him grief on his daily commute to try to warn other travellers which parts of the road to avoid.

He told Metro.co.uk: ''The roads are disgusting. Everyone's moaning about it, I ride a motorbike, cycle and drive.

''On a motorcycle or bicycle you have to swerve all over the road to avoid the potholes - if you don't you're wincing.

''So I thought I'd do something amusing about it.''

His protest worked as Swindon Borough Council has since stepped in to fix the ''underlying issue''.