News for Aug. 12, 2006

King Kong brought down by vandals

8/12/06, 12:17 pm EST - Xoanon

A sand sculpture built on Weston-super-Mare's beach was destroyed by vandals on Wednesday night. The 20-tonne King Kong sculpture, was built by contributors from around the world as part of the North Somerset town's first sand sculpture event. Councillor Alan Hockridge said this "was an act of mindless vandalism." "If the sand sculptors do return to Weston next year, we will need to increase security after this thoughtless and stupid act," she added. Anyone who saw the incident, or has any information, has been urged to contact the police. [More]