Bridlington Dalek aims to attract resort visitors

Dalek in Bridlington
Image caption The Dalek would be used to attract visitors to the East Yorkshire resort

A Dalek will be used by an East Yorkshire holiday resort to attract visitors to the town.

Bridlington Town Council voted in favour of using the life-sized replica "for appropriate events" over the summer season.

The proposal to use the Dr Who monster was put forward by UKIP councillor Malcolm Milns, who saw the Dalek during a visit to a local pet shop.

Mr Milns said he had been looking for a tourist attraction for the town.

He said: "I've had nearly seven years now as a councillor off and on in Bridlington, with two different councils. I've never known such interest in anything.

"I think it will be the high spot of my career."

The life-sized replica is owned and operated by 16-year-old Billy Wilkie.

Bridlington council said the use of the Dalek would have "no cost implications for the council".

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