Campaign for permanent Pratchett statue in Salisbury

Sir Terry died in March at the age of 66. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The family of fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett, who died earlier this year after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease, is said to be backing a campaign for a permanent statue of him in Salisbury.

Almost 1,500 people have signed the petition calling for the 66-year-old's literary contributions to be honoured with a statue in the Wiltshire town where he lived. Sir Terry, who was from Wiltshire, sold millions of copies of his books set in his hugely popular comic creation of Discworld - a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle.