PSNI Chief Inspector Alan Hutton told BBC News NI's Keiron Tourish a wooden cross was left in place of the statue
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Game of Thrones sculptor's statue stolen: Police investigate religious link

Police have said they are investigating the "religious aspect" of the theft of a 6ft sculpture of a Celtic sea god from a mountainside.

ManannĂ¡n Mac Lir, which is made out of fibre glass and stainless steel, was stolen from Binevenagh mountain near Limavady in County Londonderry.

PSNI Chief Inspector Alan Hutton told BBC News NI's Keiron Tourish a wooden cross was left in place of the statue.