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Emergency surgery for ‘Nessie’ as vandal tries to slay Tooley Street monster

The much-admired Loch Ness Monster-style floral display in Tooley Street had to be patched up on Monday morning after a vandal attempted to decapitate the creature.

Nessie in Tooley Street
'Nessie' pictured after the intervention of Southwark's gardeners on Monday morning

"Nessie has been putting smiles on people's faces all summer and this news is a real shame – but it won't stop us trying to find innovative ways to brighten up our streets," says Cllr Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling.

Last week we reported how the monster was brought to Southwark by landscaping supervisor Mike Mann.

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