A giraffe on the Worcester Stands Tall trail has been removed after it was broken from its plinth.
Diversity is Us, located on Fort Royal Hill, was damaged at some point between 2pm and 4pm on Friday, August 3.
The incident has been reported to the police and the sculpture has been temporarily removed from the trail.
The sculpture will now be assessed for repairs, with the Worcester Stands Tall team working to return it to the trail as soon as possible.
Sara Matthews, Worcester Stands Tall Project Manager, said:
“We are very disappointed to report that Diversity is Us has been damaged.
“We are doing everything we can to bring it back to our trail as soon as possible and would like to thank everyone for their patience and support.
“While this is upsetting, we are comforted by the huge amount of overwhelmingly positive stories from families and friends enjoying the trail – which is raising money for St Richard’s Hospice.”
If you have any information about the incident please call 101, quoting the crime reference number 594s030818.
Sculpture Name: Diversity is Us
Trail Location Number: 14
Location Name: Fort Royal Hill
Worcester Stands Tall is a 10-week public art trail featuring 57 decorated giraffe sculptures dotted around the city in well-loved locations.
There are 30 giant giraffes and 27 giraffe calves. The large sculptures will be auctioned this October to raise money for the St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal.
The appeal aims to raise the funds needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.
The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m. For more information about Build 2020 visit www.strichards.org.uk/build2020