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Poll: Who should replace the Freddie Mercury gorilla?

PUBLISHED: 09:37 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:26 09 July 2013

GoGoGorilla Freddie is seen by the final few members of the public before he is un-bolted from his plinth and carried away to the van and driven away like a prisoner. Picture: Simon Finlay

GoGoGorilla Freddie is seen by the final few members of the public before he is un-bolted from his plinth and carried away to the van and driven away like a prisoner. Picture: Simon Finlay

Archant Norfolk

Freddie “Radio Go Go Gorilla” was taken from his plinth outside of The Forum in Norwich yesterday after organisers of GoGoGorillas! - a fundraising art trail - were contacted by Mercury Phoenix Trust, an Aids charity set up in memory of the Queen singer who died in 1991.

The sculpture is one of 53 differently designed apes to have taken up residence at sites across the city part of the project which is raising funds for Break and Born Free’s project to help lowland gorillas in the Congo.

But the Mercury Phoenix Trust claimed the Freddie-like sculpture misrepresented the singer’s image and asked the gorilla be removed and repainted.

Who should replace the Freddie Mercury scuplture? Vote in our online poll.

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