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Thatcher statue looks set to be approved despite threat of vandalism

A controversial £300,000 Margaret Thatcher statue is set to be approved despite concerns it will be a “likely target for politically-motivated vandals”.

South Kesteven District Councillors will next week hear recommendations to place the statue of the first female Prime Minister in Grantham, on a “sufficiently high plinth” and in easy view in a bid to avoid it being attacked.

A report to members states that there is not felt to be any significant threat to the installation of the statue locally, but adds:“In general there remains a motivated far-left movement across the UK… who may be committed to public activism.

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