Dickie statue reinstated

A statue of cricketing legend Dickie Bird has been reinstated in Barnsley today. It had been interfered with by members of the public - who used Dickie to hang various items.

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Dickie 'delighted' to see statue back

Dickie Bird says he is "thrilled and delighted" to see his statue back in Barnsley.

It had been removed to have a higher plinth built to discourage people hanging things off his outstretched arm.

Sculptor Graham Ibbeson says the statue was designed to be on a raised platform, but he doubts the six foot height boost will discourage any light hearted pranks.

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