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Tug of war over statue

A tug of war continues as both Tower Hamlets and Bromley claim ownership of a Henry Moore statue. Tower Hamlets had decided to sell the statue, which campaigners have said should be kept on public view.

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Multi-million pound sculpture to be sold

A London council has decided a multi-million pound sculpture created by Henry Moore would be more useful translated into cash.

It was originally sold by the sculptor - for a massively reduced price - on condition it be displayed in a socially deprived area.

But in a meeting tonight Tower Hamlets Council decided to sell it off in order to pay its debts.

Councillor Shahed Ali says the money will be ploughed into services that will make a big difference to the local community, but the decision has been criticised by Sharon Ament from the Museum of London.

Ria Chatterjee reports.

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