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The sculpture – dressed in the Queen frontman’s iconic yellow costume- was one of 53 differently designed apes which have taken up residence at sites across the city as part of the GoGoGorillas! Project to help raise vital funds for charity.
But it was removed today after the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an Aids charity set up in memory of the singer who died in 1991, said it may take legal action.
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