Bristol

Man charged after Royal West Academy sculpture damaged

One of the three figures smashed on the pavement
Image caption The artwork, made by British sculptor David Backhouse, had been on display for about a month

A teenager from Oxfordshire has been charged after a bronze sculpture in Bristol was vandalised.

Jack Kennedy, 18, from Asthall Leigh, will appear before magistrates in Bristol on a date yet to be fixed.

Mr Kennedy is charged with criminal damage over £5,000, an Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said.

"He was arrested in connection with damage caused to the statue outside the Royal West of England Academy between 28 and 29 May," the spokesman added.

The artwork, made by British sculptor David Backhouse, had been on display for about a month.

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