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Andi McCann toured local polling stations dressed as Donald Trump Andi McCann/Facebook

A man impersonating Donald Trump and visiting polling stations during local elections in the UK was arrested after police took a dim view of his stunt.

Andi McCann, 38, obtained a wig, overcoat lapel badge and Mr Trump's trademark "Make America Great Again" hat.

During the elections held on Thursday, 4 May, he wore the costume to visit polling stations in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and reportedly mocked electoral candidates with a megaphone.

But McCann, who owns a local print shop, was detained by officers in the back of a police van and then taken to a station.

"He was briefly arrested and will be reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the incident," a police spokeswoman said, according to the Daily Record.

A press statement posted to McCann's Facebook page said: "President Trumpet will be holding a press conference on the steps of Kilmarnock High Court on Thursday 25 May. The President is expected to name his nomination for the Supreme Court."

McCann's Facebook page also bears a cover photo with the message "McCann for council 2017. Make Kilmarnock great again!"

IBTimes UK has contacted Police Scotland for comment.