He’s on the mend! Lincoln knight travels to Cardiff for repairs

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Lincoln’s Proud Knight is finally on the mend after being severely damaged by vandals last week and is set to return home at the weekend.

As previously reported, two knights from the Lincoln Knights’ Trail were removed from Lincoln High Street after being targeted by vandals in the early hours of Friday, July 14.

One of the sculptures, the Proud Knight, which usually takes residence outside the Stonebow, was left with a large crack splitting it almost entirely in half, while the other ended up in the River Witham.

Almost one week after the incident, the Proud Knight is now on the mend after being taking to a manufacturer in Cardiff for repair.

The knight is now back at the Lincoln BIG headquarters and is being touched up by its artist ready for its return on Saturday, July 22. 

Matt Corrigan, Chief Executive at Lincoln BIG told The Lincolnite: “The knight was dispatched to the manufacturer in Cardiff for repairs.

“We’re still totting up the cost of the repair and I don’t have an invoice yet so I wouldn’t like to speculate at this stage how much it will cost.”

Kenneth Armstrong, aged 20, from Coningsby and Othman Alqahtani, aged 26, from Sleaford were both charged on Friday, July 14 with criminal damage.