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Wife insists Welsh dragon must go

Steve is now looking for a new home for the dragon Photo: Wales News Service

A proud Welshman is getting rid of a 65ft red dragon sitting on his lawn - because his wife is fed up of it.

Steve Fletcher, 53, got his claws on the fibreglass dragon after it was made as a stage for a nightclub.

He brought it home in 37 separate pieces and installed it in his back garden at Ely in Cardiff.

But every time his wife Lorraine, 41, did the the washing up all she could see was the giant dragon -nicknamed Pugin.

And after five years she has decided the dragon has got to go, so she can grow vegetables instead.

It took six of us to get him into my garden but I thought he's only be there for a few months.

My wife kept asking me wouldn't it have been better to get a garden gnome.

But he has become a local landmark - people come and visit just to see him.

– Steve Fletcher

Steve is now hoping to find a new home for their 65ft dragon which was created by Welsh sculptor David Petersen.