Frank Sidebottom statue unveiled in Timperley

Frank Sidebottom became synonymous with Timperley after Chris Sievey regularly featured his hometown in his act. Credit: ITV Granada

Hundreds of fans of the cult comic character Frank Sidebottom have taken to the streets of Timperley, Greater Manchester, this morning for the unveiling of his bronze statue.

The unique tribute was created after a fundraising drive by the family of the character's creator Chris Sievey, who died from cancer in 2010.

Temporarily contained within Sidebottom's beloved shed, the statue was revealed at precisely 11.37am - a time of the day popularly referenced by the character in his act.