Grinch takes angel’s hat...
THE Angel of the North sculpture no longer has its Santa hat on after the pranksters responsible removed it overnight.
One of the group, dressed as Dr Seuss character the Grinch, was photographed pulling the hat down from the 65ft structure outside Gateshead, helped by three others dressed as Santa.
The hat had been placed on top of the famous Anthony Gormley artwork on Christmas Eve, prompting delight from onlookers. Even Gateshead Council welcomed the stunt, describing the public response as “staggering” after the pictures made national news.
The group, which has asked to remain anonymous, said: “We never in a million years expected it to hit the headlines the way it did.”