A tribute to a lost Alfreton scarecrow

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Last year villagers of Morton were left devastated when an entry in a scarecrow competition was stolen, this year their tongue in cheek entry pays homage to the lost dummy.

Headless Homer was a Simpsons scarecrow who was holding his own head in his arms, however he was stolen and although he was returned judging for the competition had already taken place.

Now, they have a created a grim reaper scarecrow standing over a tombstone that reads “RIP Headless Homer taken too soon.”

Kate Bird and her husband Matt are behind the latest entry.

Kate, 35, of Station Road, said: “This is just a bit of fun for those who remembered what happened last year.

“My husband came up with the idea and we got a piece of kitchen worktop engraved and it came out exactly how we wanted it too.

“Here’s hoping it stays long enough to be judged this time.”