The statue of Thin Lizzy’s late guitar master Phil Lynott was pushed over and badly damaged.
Located on Harry Street in the center of Dublin, the statue was pushed over and suffered a large tear in the coat on the front of the figure.
What appeared to be vandalism at first was thought to be deemed an accident after two men, who had been drunk, turned themselves in to the Dublin police and were later released without charges. The site Hot Press has said that they will be charged at a later time.
A representative for the Dublin City Business Improvement District said “Phil Lynott’s statue suffered some accidental damage last night on Harry Street. He’s being sent for repairs and we’ll hopefully see him back in action in a few weeks time.”
Hot Press did get a statement from Lynott’s mother, Philomena, who said “I’ll sleep more easily tonight knowing that there was nothing wicked or malicious involved. I’d have been terribly upset if there was. So thank you to the two young men for coming forward.”