Man armed with hammer attacks statue at BBC headquarters in London | ITV News

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Man armed with hammer attacks statue at BBC headquarters in London

Man armed with hammer attacks statue at BBC headquarters in London

Police were called to Portland Street after a man used a ladder to reach the figures above a front door. | ITV News London

Wednesday 12 January 2022, 6:36pmA man climbs onto the statues Prospero and Ariel from Shakespeare's play The Tempest by the sculptor Eric GillA man armed with a hammer has attacked a statue outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London.Police were called to Portland Street after a man used a ladder to reach the figures above a front door.

Officers taped off the entrance to the building and paramedics were called to the scene."Officers attended and remain on scene attempting to engage with the man," the Met Police said in a statement."Another man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage," the statement added.

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ihategreedypeep The home of Sir Jimmy Saville’s radio station. Pedo central. ihategreedypeep Outside the BBC front door but they are not covering it. We need heroes like this brave guy to stop the desecration of our hard fought for society. No hard hat No hi vis No safety goggles No harness No regard to health and safety what so ever!!

👏👏👏👏👏 Portland Place, not Portland Street! 'Attacks statue of known nonce' would be the correct headline guys. Has he knocked his Willy off 😳