Posted by Neil Hague - memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 12 May 2024

Fury as BBC moves to erect security screen in front of Broadcasting House statue by sculptor Eric Gill who admitted sexually abusing his two daughters and the family dog

The BBC is moving to protect a controversial statue by paedophile sculptor Eric Gill after it was vandalised, MailOnline can reveal.

Bosses at the corporation have lodged a planning application for a protective screen after carrying out costly repairs to the Prospero and Ariel carving.

The statue, which is displayed on the outside of the BBC’s London headquarters, has been attacked by protestors twice in the last two years.

Campaigners against sexual abuse have been left outraged by the decision and called on corporation bosses to remove the statue, which shows Ariel as a naked child, given its connection to Gill who wrote about abusing his daughters in his diaries.

In planning documents, Mark Fewster, the BBC’s corporate security manager, said: ‘The question must be if the guard force is physically unable to prevent someone from accessing the statue for any similar future attempt what is the solution?

‘A protective screen has been proposed which, if designed and installed correctly, should prevent access, to all but the most determined of adversary.’

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