A SERBIAN town council has warned residents that a vampire may be on the loose.

That’s right, a vampire.

Sales of garlic are reportedly soaring as the council of Bajina Basta issued a public health warning after the legendary windmill home of vampire Sava Savonovic collapsed.

The vampire is Serbia’s most famous monster, and the village mayor Miodrag Vujetic said residents were frightened.

“People are worried, everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for somewhere else and possibly other victims is terrifying people,” he said.

“We are all frightened.”

The local council has advised residents to put garlic in their windows and doorways in order to ward off the vampire.

“We have also reminded them to put a Holy cross in every room in the house,” Mr Vujetic said.

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