A Wizard statue which was installed in Alderley Edge Park last year has been vandalised.
Merlin, which was purchase by the Alderley May Fair Committee, was cemented in place on a stone plinth in the flower bed close to the bandstand.
Although the Wizard had been secured with cement, it looked like he had been pulled off and smashed on the ground. His hat, hands and book were broken beyond repair so the May Fair Committee purchased a replacement on Monday, 20th July and hope to secure him back in his flowerbed during the next couple of days.
Councillor Liz Marshall said "We were extremely saddened by this news and cannot understand why someone would do this."
Liz, along with Cllr Bev Chapman tidied the flowerbed and planted three new plants.
She aded "We hope to add to the flowerbed with more plants and a neat border over the next few weeks."