Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Turing Statue Still Covered in Candle Wax after Pride ; COUNCIL PROMISE CLEAN-UP FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS ABOUT MESS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Turing Statue Still Covered in Candle Wax after Pride ; COUNCIL PROMISE CLEAN-UP FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS ABOUT MESS

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A BRONZE statue of Alan Turing in the city centre has been left 'covered' in wax after Manchester Pride more than two weeks ago.

A candlelit vigil is held during the weekend-long celebrations at Sackville Street Gardens to remember those lost to the HIV Virus.

During the ceremony, masses of candles surrounded the statue of the icon - who worked on one of the world's earliest computers, the Manchester Mark I in the 1940s. He was also prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952 when it was criminalised in the UK.

A life-sized bronze statue, made by Glyn Hughes in 2001, was placed in Sackville Street Gardens, to commemorate his life.

But one resident says she is 'disgusted' by the state of the statue following the Pride celebrations. Speaking to the M.E.N., Jennifer Jameson, 66, says it was festival-goers from Manchester Pride who defaced the statue. …

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