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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

3 August 2012

On the 24th July, 2012, a new statue of Olympic gold medallist Steve Ovett MBE was unveiled on Brighton seafront. This replaced the one of Ovett in Preston Park which was stolen in 2007, and which may have been melted down for its scrap value. As with the first statue the second was designed by Peter Webster, to read more about the work visit Canterbury Christ Church University.

To read more about this story visit the BBC News website and the Brighton & Hove City Council website.

To read details about the original statue visit the Public Sculptures of Sussex website.

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