Man uses hammer to attack statue on front of BBC Broadcasting House

Artwork by Eric Gill installed in 1933 at London HQ is controversial because artist was a paedophile

A man has climbed on to the front of the BBC’s Broadcasting House headquarters and used a hammer to damage a prominent statue by Eric Gill, as another man shouted about the artist’s history of paedophilia.

Gill was one of the most prominent early 20th-century British artists and designers until his death in 1940. But his diaries, published many decades later, reveal his sexual abuse of his daughters and family dog.

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