PAINTINGS by the Bolton forger are set to go under the hammer later this month.

Four new works of art by Shaun Greenhalgh will be put up for sale at Bolton Auction Rooms on November 27.

The paintings are all in the style of famous artist LS Lowry and were painted this year.

They have been submitted by Mr Greenhalgh himself and could fetch more than £20,000 as they have an estimate of £3,000 to £5,000 each.

Mr Greenhalgh fooled the world with his fake masterpieces, emulating the work of some of history's most prominent artists and sculptors.

He did all the work from a shed at the back of his parent's house in Bromley Cross while they fronted the sales operation.

He was arrested in 2006 and sentenced to four years and eight months at Bolton Crown Court.

The new paintings are attracting large amounts of interest from the UK and abroad and are believed to be the last batch of Lowry style paintings he will be producing.

Harry Howcroft, manager at the auction house, said: "He is selling them himself. We have dealt with him a few times over the years. We are hoping to get £3,000 to £5,000 each for them.

"We have dealt with him a few times over the years but not directly. He is a very private man, we deal with someone who is acting on his behalf."

In February this year three Lowry style paintings by Mr Greenhalgh went up for auction and all sold for more than £5,000.

All four works going under the hammer this time are oil paintings on canvas and are signed LS Lowry but also feature Mr Greenhalgh's symbol and the date they were actually painted, 2017.

The first painting entitled Going to School and is a 60cm by 51cm painting and is dated 1929.

The second is called Aniline Brook Mill and dated to 1924 and measures 48cm by 64cm.

Third is entitled A Union Rally and is dated 1927 and measures 65cm by 48cm.

The final painting going up for sale is called Going to the Match, dated 1923 and measures 62cm by 51cm.

Mr Greenhalgh's most infamous piece was the Amarna Princess, a statue that he claimed to be from Ancient Egypt and more than 3,000 years old.

It was sold to Bolton Council for more than £400,00 in 2003 and was the biggest sale the family made.

Mr Greenhalgh's memoir, A Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger, was released this year and ended up being a bestseller as the publisher had to order a rerun such was the demand for it.

He has also appeared on BBC's Fake or Fortune TV Show since being released from prison.