Statue of Margaret Thatcher vandalised for second time in two weeks

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A statue of Margaret Thatcher in Grantham, Lincolnshire, has been vandalised for a second time. (SWNS)
A statue of Margaret Thatcher in Grantham, Lincolnshire, has been vandalised for a second time. (SWNS)

A statue of Margaret Thatcher has been vandalised for the second time - just two weeks after it was egged on the day it was installed.

The £300,000 sculpture of the former Prime Minister was sprayed with paint, sparking a police investigation.

The statue, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, was only installed a couple of weeks ago and this is already the second incident of vandalism.

The statue in Grantham, Lincolnshire, has been covered in paint. (SWNS)
The statue in Grantham, Lincolnshire, has been covered in paint. (SWNS)

On the day it was installed, eggs were thrown at the sculpture, leading to a man being fined.

Images of the latest incident show pink paint sprayed over the back and side of the statue.

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Lincolnshire Police confirmed they are investigating.

A statement said: "Just before 11.15pm yesterday we received reports of a person shown on CCTV acting suspiciously near the site.

The person responsible was caught on CCTV, police said. (SWNS)
The person responsible was caught on CCTV, police said. (SWNS)

It went on: "Officers attended and found graffiti had been spray painted onto the barriers surrounding the statue, no damage was thought to have been caused to the statue itself.

"This is being treated as criminal damage and an enquiry is ongoing."

On Thursday (26 May) police said they had spoken with a 59-year-old man in relation an incident involving eggs being thrown at the statue on 15 May and he had been given a £90 fixed penalty notice under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

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