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Sculpture in Norfolk park smashed by shameless vandals

PUBLISHED: 15:13 02 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:02 03 June 2018

The Bob Catchpole sculpture was removed from its position in Cromer's North Lodge Park. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

The Bob Catchpole sculpture was removed from its position in Cromer's North Lodge Park. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

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A sculpture unveiled barely a year ago in a north Norfolk park has been smashed and vandalised.

John Lee, former chairman and now leader of North Norfolk District Council, with sculpter Bob Catchpole and the sculpture, when it was was unveiled in North Lodge Park last April. Picture: Marc BettsJohn Lee, former chairman and now leader of North Norfolk District Council, with sculpter Bob Catchpole and the sculpture, when it was was unveiled in North Lodge Park last April. Picture: Marc Betts

The damage to the piece in Cromer’s North Lodge Park was discovered this morning (Saturday, June 2).

The artwork, by North Walsham sculptor Bob Catchpole, was said to resemble a bird and was made out of wood and traditional gardening tools - a nod to the hard work of the volunteers who have restored the park’s rose garden.

Barry Meadows, Friends of North Lodge Park secretary, said: “We are really disappointed that someone has decided to ruin the hard work done by so many volunteers in the park.

“We’ve only found a small part of the destroyed sculpture so far and it looks like it is beyond repair. We assume the vandals have thrown the rest of the sculpture in someone’s garden near the park, so please look out for it.”

The damage has been reported to police.

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