Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ken Barlow waxwork removed by Madame Tussauds

William Roache makes his first court appearance today on the charge of raping a girl in 1967.

And now waxworks musueum Madame Tussauds has removed the Ken Barlow waxwork because of visitors' inappropriate behaviour towards it.

A statement released by the museum read: "Our figures are chosen because we, and our visitors, believe that they have made a significant impact/contribution to the world around them or in their chosen field - good or bad - or they earn their place through visitor demand, as in this case.”

"We make no judgements on recent events, which are in any case far from clear, but over recent days we have received a number of comments relating to the continued inclusion of the figure, but even more importantly witnessed some unacceptable behaviour from a very small number of visitors."

It added: "We have therefore decided to temporarily remove the figure from display, and we will review this decision in the light of future events."

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