The BBC says the statue of the pedophile artist will remain in place at Broadcasting House

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Critics of the decision raised fears the verdict would encourage activists to target controversial statues over matters of conscience.

The 10-foot-tall sculpture Ariel and Prospero, depicting characters from William Shakespeare’s Storm, has become controversial due to its depiction of a young male nude from the date it was erected at the BBC headquarters in 1933.

This became even more controversial after it was revealed in a 1989 biography that Gill raped his two oldest children, and sexual abuse charities have since demanded that the statue be removed.

The Telegraph understands this after an extended reassessment of the controversial statues after the fall of the Colston statue in 2020, The BBC has no plans to review or replace Gill’s artwork built into the Broadcasting House.

Gill designed a clock at the top of the building, along with several reliefs depicting chickens, a statue of the Sower standing inside the entrance to the BBC Class II * headquarters.

Historian England, who recommends the lists, said the “BBC is deciding the future of the damaged Eric Gill sculpture” and added: “We would be happy to work with them and advise on possible next steps.”

The BBC is said to have assessed the damage to the Gill statue, and no plans are yet to be repaired.

Metropolitan police said in a statement about the incident in front of Broadcasting House: “A 54-year-old man was examined by the London ambulance service before he was arrested on suspicion of harm and taken into custody.

“A 43-year-old man was previously arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.

“Both were then released on bail pending further investigations by a date in early February.”

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