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Vandals break Robin Hood statue

Vandalised statue
The statue could cost thousands to repair

An iconic statue of legendary outlaw Robin Hood has been vandalised for the second time in 10 days.

Staff at Nottingham Castle found the bottom half of the bow of the bronze figure had been broken off sometime during the weekend.

They are assessing the cost of repairs, which could amount to thousands of pounds, and looking at ways of protecting the figure in the future.

Police are investigating the incident and have appealed for information.

Castle manager, Dave Green, said a vandalised Robin Hood was not a good image: "Sadly the council does not have the budget for this sort of thing at the moment.

"But ultimately we don't want Nottingham to look bad when people come to visit the city and half a statue suggests we don't care for it as much as we should."

The statue, by sculptor James Woodford, was unveiled in 1952.

The city council set up a taskforce to help promote Robin Hood after visitor attraction The Tales of Robin Hood went into voluntary liquidation.

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Vandals struck days after the statue was repaired from previous damage



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