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Elephant-shaped hedge missing its head after car crashes into it

A famous elephant-shaped hedge in Finsbury Park is missing its head after a car crashed into it.

Elephants after the crash
Elephants before the crash

Aptly-named topiarist Tim Bushe is renowned for transforming hedges outside urban homes into eye-catching animal shapes.

In the process he fundraises for a charity which supports adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Thanks to his skills, there were three 5ft tall elephants on a street corner in Finsbury Park. But that's not quite the case any more.

Last night a car smashed straight into the wall and did all this damage.

It's a terrible shame we tried with a rope to get it upright this morning but we didn't succeed.

We've got a tree surgeon who's going to come hopefully and they can lift them up and replant them.

– Resident