1. ITV Report

People of Seaham make World War I statue appeal

The statue marks the centenary of World War I. Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees
The statue arriving in Seaham. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
People have travelled form far and wide to see the statue. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
This year marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A North East town is trying to raise £85,000 to keep a statue which was only supposed to be on display there for three months.

The people of Seaham have fallen in love with their new work of art and the sculptor, Ray Lonsdale, has given them first option to buy it, so they can keep it in the town for good.

They are already well on their way to raising enough money, as Derek Proud reports.