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T-Rex sculpture returned to owner

Dinosaur sculpture
The sculpture was erected to promote the Jurassic coastline.

A 20ft scrap metal sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus Rex displayed at a Weymouth bay and confiscated by council chiefs has been returned to its owner.

The dinosaur, made from old tractors, was left at the beach as a publicity stunt to promote a local attraction.

But Weymouth and Portland Council removed the £2,000 creation, saying it was dangerous for beach users.

Owner Paul Swaffield said in future he would consult the council to avoid paying a fine.

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