Statue of Liverpool legend Cilla Black unveiled

Cila statue unveiled at Liverpool's Famous Cavern Club Credit: ITV

A bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled in her home city of Liverpool.

The memorial, commissioned by her three sons Robert, Ben and Jack, is situated outside the original entrance to the world famous Cavern Club where the late singer and TV presenter had worked as a cloakroom girl.

The ceremony also marked the 60th birthday of the nightclub where The Beatles played in their early years.

Unveiling the statue, Robert Willis said his mother "never really appreciated getting old but now she will be forever young".

He told onlookers:

He said the local-made sculpture was not only a memorial to his mother but donating it to Liverpool was:

Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets of Liverpool for Black's funeral after she died at her home in Spain in August 2015.