Alan Sugar unleashes mixed reactions in people but for some he is the epitome of eroticism as was revealed when a man was caught masturbating in the library while reading Sir Alan Sugar’s autobiography.

The Sugar fetishist, in his 30s, apparently visited Crawley Library last Thursday looking for something hot and steamy to read.

As he perused the ever-naughty business section of the library the man happened upon the autobiography of Alan Sugar and, knowing he was onto some serious smut, retreated to a quiet corner to masturbate over his find.

However staff smelt a rat.

“He was behaving rather oddly so we kept an eye on him and then he just sat down with his coat over his lap and started pleasuring himself as he looked through the book,” said a library source.

“He spent about 20 minutes looking through the books in the business section before selecting Alan Sugar’s autobiography.

“It was very bizarre behaviour and our security guys got a hold of him before too many people saw what he was doing.”

The Alan Sugar lover has been cautioned and banned from the library.