London, Aug 25 (ANI): A Brit Mayor, accused of breaking into women's homes and wearing their undies, has resigned from his post.
Bachelor Ian Stafford, 58, who had been elected Mayor of Preesall and Knott End, Lancs, four years ago, resigned as a councillor immediately after his arrest on August 24, with charges of three counts of burglary.
This came to light after women reported to the police that their bras and knickers had vanished.
When cops examined footage from a camera a worried woman had secretly installed in her bedroom, they saw a semi-naked man going through the her drawers, and then putting on her knickers before performing a sex act.
"This will come as a surprise to anyone who knows him," the Sun quoted Jill Marr, 63, who worked with him as a Mayoress, as saying.
"I always thought of him as a very quiet man who was a regular church-goer and very popular in the village.
"He was always extremely courteous and polite to me," she said.
Her husband, town clerk Lionel Marr, said that Stafford sounded "upset", as he offered his resignation.
Police said that part-time handyman and gardener Stafford, of Preesall, would appear in court next month. (ANI)