Vandals attack Chesterfield's Growth statue

Vandals have attacked the Growth statue in Chesterfield.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:01 pm

The lights were vandalised and are in the process of being replaced, according to Chesterfield Borough Council.

It is two years since the sculpture was installed at Horns Bridge roundabout.

The £300,000 statue, which was created by Derbyshire artist Melanie Jackson, drew a mixed reaction when it arrived in the town.

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Funding for the sculpture came from the European Regional Development Fund and Barratt Homes and could only be used to make improvements to the town’s gateways and for public artwork.

When it was unveiled, Councillor Terry Gilby, deputy leader at the borough council, said: "Horns Bridge island is a key location for people entering Chesterfield from the M1 and is seen by people passing on the train and we’re confident this will act as a focal point to welcome people to the town centre."