German tourists try to tempt Nessie with Haribo Sweets

German tourists are trying to tempt the Loch Ness Monster out of hiding – with bags of sweets.

Trippers have been spotted throwing chewy treats into the murky waters in the Scottish Highlands.

One tourist filmed herself on the shore offering the confectionery. Another said she had thrown Haribo Colorado-Gums into the water but “Nessie hasn’t appeared”.

The craze was sparked by a German TV advert from 2017 which showed a group of tourists tucking into a bowl of gums by the side of the loch.

Monster hunter Steve Feltham, 55, who has lived at the side of the loch in his converted camper van since 1991, said: “Another mystery solved here at Loch Ness.

“I’ve been wondering for a while why German tourists keep offering me Haribo sweets and laughing.”

This month marks the 86th anniversary of the first official sighting of the beast when a couple told the Inverness Chronicle they saw “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.”

Nessie hunters have flocked to the site ever since and even used a yellow submarine made out of fibre glass dubbed The Viperfish to hunt for the elusive beast in 1969.