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KFIX Rock News: Statue Of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott Damaged, Two Men Held

lynottdamageTwo men in their 20s were arrested, then subsequently released without charge, over damage caused to the Phil Lynott statue in Dublin, Ireland.

The pair turned themselves in at Pearse Street Garda station after an investigation was launched into the incident.

An official statement from Irish authorities reads, “”They were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, and have since been released without charge,”

In an interview with Hot Press magazine, Lynott’s mother, Philomena, indicated she had already forgiven the culprits, saying, “It seems now that it was just a bunch of high spirited boys, who meant no harm,”

“So I am not annoyed with them. I’m only hoping that none of the lads got hurt.”

She added, “It means so much to fans of Philip’s to make the pilgrimage to Dublin, so I know that fans all over the world will be anxious to hear that everything is going to be alright.”

A file on the matter is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, and have issued an appeal for information.

The bronze, life-sized statue was damaged Friday (5/10) at approximately 4:15am, Dublin time (Thurs. 5/9, 10:15pm central).

The statue’s bronze coat suffered a tear in the fall and it has since been removed for repairs.

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