A MAN was spotted in just socks and jellies tied to a lamppost in Basildon town centre.

Pictures of the man went viral on social media as shoppers were left stunned at the sight.

Thick tape was used to keep the man stuck to the lamppost before an officer helped him.

The pictures have left many in hysterics.

One person commented: "This is amazing", while another said: "I hope he’s at least getting married in the morning."