Mammoth sculpture in Watermead Country Park vandalised
A park sculpture of a mammoth has been daubed with graffiti.
White paint was used to spray tags on the statue at Watermead Country Park.
Stewart Doughty, Leicester City Council parks manager, said: "Fortunately, incidents of vandalism at Watermead are rare.
"The mammoth is a very popular landmark and I'm sure visitors will share our disappointment that it has been vandalised in this way."
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The council said the graffiti was removed yesterday morning.
The Millennium Mammoth, created by Daniel Fraser Jones and paid for by the council and cycle charity Sustrans, is made of cement on a steel frame.
It was inspired by mammoth bones found in nearby gravel pits.