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Great War Memorial Vandalized in Mytholmroyd


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Amazing that a man of almost 50 had the energy and agility to climb such a large statue while out of his right mind through drink. If he was able to turn the head of a stone figure through 180°, it was presumably 'loose' and separate from the trunk of the statue. He was evidently contrite, as he pleaded guilty, and a term of imprisonment seems rather excessive. He should have been made to repeat his feat sober and turn the head the right way round ...

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Amazing that a man of almost 50 had the energy and agility to climb such a large statue while out of his right mind through drink. If he was able to turn the head of a stone figure through 180°, it was presumably 'loose' and separate from the trunk of the statue. He was evidently contrite, as he pleaded guilty, and a term of imprisonment seems rather excessive. He should have been made to repeat his feat sober and turn the head the right way round ...

An eye for an eye perhaps his head could be swivlled through 1800 a couple of times.john

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Obviously wanted to break it, so with 30 days he will have a chance to crack a few rocks whilst there. Serves him right. :(

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Glad they caught this fellow. Jail and a repayment should only be the start. Make an example of him and maybe the young punks will think twice before doing something stupid like this.

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If he was able to turn the head of a stone figure through 180°, it was presumably 'loose' and separate from the trunk of the statue.

The head was a recent replacement and was, indeed, a seperate entity to the remainder of the statue. The head that was replaced was bloody awful to be honest and resembled something from the Simpsons. Put it this way...the head that was turned round was a vast improvement on the original that it replaced (and I must admit that I found it vaguely amusing when I saw it)!

Must admit though that the stone-mason's bill seems a little severe seeing as it wasn't actually damaged as such and just needed turning back round and re-setting.

Dave

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