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In Pictures: King Kong destroyed

Original King Kong sculpture (Graham Bloomfield )

The sculpture was created as part of Weston-super-Mare's first sand sculpture event.

Close-up of King Kong sculpture (Graham Bloomfield )

The sculpture was carved from a 10ft case of sand

Destroyed hand (Judith Vowles)

It weighed 20 tonnes and took five days to build

Grand pier sigh on sculpture (Judith Vowles)

King Kong was due to remain in place until September

Police sign (Judith Vowles)

Councillor Alan Hockridge said this "was an act of mindless vandalism".

Bottle in sand

Bottles were found buried in the sand.

Police sign and sculpture (Judith Vowles)

Anyone who saw the incident, or has any information, has been urged to contact the police.

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