A much-loved kingfisher sculpture is back at its waterside perch after work to repair damage done by vandals.

The artwork was part of an art trail, but donations from local businesses in Royal Wootton Bassett meant that it was able to stay in its Jubilee Lake location when the event ended. 

But, in January it was picked up from its plinth by yobs and hurled into the lake. 

Local people fished it out and it was taken away by Wootton Bassett Town Council so that it could be repaired and restored. 

Now it's been returned to Jubilee Lake - and this time bolted down into the ground for security. 

In a statement the council said: "Great news, the Kingfisher has been repaired and is now placed back to where it belongs, for visitors to the lake to enjoy once again.

"Huge thanks goes to the artist who has done an amazing job in restoring the damage and our grounds team have done a fantastic job with installing it onto a concrete base and bolted in place."

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