New Freddie gorilla unveiled

A gorilla sculpture in Norwich that hit the headlines in a copyright row has been repainted.

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Freddie Mercury gorilla sculpture returns to outside the Forum in Norwich

No doubt you will remember the furore caused by the Freddie Mercury gorilla sculpture outside the Forum in Norwich.

Yes, it was named the Radio Go Go Gorilla - one of 53 gorilla sculptures around the city. It had to be removed from outside the Forum, because of a complaint from the Freddie Mercury estate

Well now it has been re-painted and returned to it's original spot, in it's original clothing but now minus the facial features that Freddie Mercury's estate objected to.

And of course all this is in aid of the Norfolk charity Break and also to help gorilla conservation projects in the Congo. All but one of the sculptures will be auctioned off in October.

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Norwich gorilla sculpture repainted

The Freddie gorilla had to be removed Credit: ITV News Anglia

A gorilla sculpture in Norwich that hit the headlines in a copyright row has been repainted.

The Freddie gorilla had to be removed from outside the Forum because of a complaint from the Freddie Mercury estate.

Now organisers of the GoGoGorillas art trail say its been redesigned and will be unveiled in the city this morning.

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