Statue of legend Everton Dixie Dean damaged by rocket causing outrage in Liverpool


The outrage was sparked in Liverpool after the iconic statue of Everton Dixie Dean was damaged by a flare.Video footage appeared on Monday showing an incident outside Goodison Park, leaving fans upset and angry.

The clip appeared to show a flare on the arm of the statue, which is a tribute to the legend of Everton, with dozens of floral arrangements below.

The site of the Dixie Dean statue has become synonymous with fans who leave flowers and wreaths around them for loved ones.

It is understood that the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning before running out and causing a small amount of damage.

A flare was lit on the Dixie Dean statue outside Goodison Park, causing damage

Everton staff cleaned up the statue on Monday before contacting the police and transmitting essential CCTV footage.

Fans on Twitter described the damage as “disgusting” and “shameful” in response to the video on social media.

And, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Premier League club is working with Merseyside police to investigate the incident.

A Merseyside police spokesperson said, “We are aware of images showing a flare on the Dixie Dean statue outside Goodison Park.

Police and Everton investigate incident

“The images appear to show a flare on the statue of Spellow Lane, and investigations are underway to establish the exact circumstances. ”

Merseyside Acting Chief Police Inspector Robert Ross added: “Rockets can seriously injure people and damage property, and seizures like Friday’s show our determination to prevent their use.” irresponsibly and cause serious injury and distress.

“We will continue to work with all of our emergency services and take steps to keep people safe.

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“I invite everyone who knows who is responsible for putting a flare on the statue of Dixie Dean, a focal point for so many people in times of celebration and grief, to contact us.”

Anyone with information about this incident, or the storage and possession of flares and smoke bombs, is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101.

Alternatively, you can transmit information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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