Andover Millennium man attack
Photo courtesy @ Allan Appleby

Andover’s millennium man received a fatal attack and was forced to be removed and repaired by the local council, Test Valley Borough Council.

The landmark being removed three months ago it was fixed.

After announcing the replacement on social media the community seem to be happy to have their landmark back.

The popular local landmark which is located at the floral clock site at the junction of Weyhill and Salisbury Road, is often found draped in seasonal and event attire, with Santa hats and football shirts being used in the past.

Head of community and leisure, Dave Tasker, said: “We are really pleased to return Millennium Man. The council had been considering the best way to repair the statue following vandalism in October last year and further damage that required him to be taken away, in February.

“To see our team putting him back where he belongs is fantastic and we are all very pleased that we have been able to repair the damage. The scaffolding will remain until next week to give the statue time to safely set in place. Hopefully, residents will enjoy seeing him back in his rightful place.”

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