It’s back! Giant War Horse spotted again close to Norwich’s NDR
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It was at one stage banned from the county's roadsides - but that doesn't seem to stop this giant sculpture from trotting back into view.
The War Horse, a 10ft high horse made of steel, wood and reeds, was spotted on a number of roads and roundabouts off the new Northern Distributor Road (NDR), near Norwich, during December.
The sculpture, which weighs a ton and is on a trailer, belongs to Taverham artist Damian O'Connor.
Norfolk County Council recently ordered Mr O'Connor to stop placing the horse on roundabouts for safety reasons and warned he could face possible enforcement action if he did not comply.
But on Saturday, Joshua Farrow took this picture of the sculpture beside the NDR's roundabout with the A140.
After threatening enforcement action, the council later struck a more conciliatory tone after the War Horse received support from motorists.
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A council spokesman said: 'We acknowledge that many people have become very fond of War Horse since it first appeared in the Taverham area and along the NDR since the summer.
'We want to find a way of resolving this with the owner so that it has a safe and legal place to 'graze'.'
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Mr O'Connor said he had created War Horse to commemorate the millions of horses lost in wars and several other millions which played an integral part in the regions' rich rural heritage.
'In agriculture, transport, equine companionship and horse racing, East Anglia and the horse have worked tirelessly in harmony, for centuries.'
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