Leeds students' splash of colour for statue

Students are suspected of adding a splash of colour to one of Leeds's historic statues.

The statue of the Duke of Wellington, which stands proudly in Woodhouse Moor close to Leeds University, was created after his death in 1852 and was installed in the park, having been moved from Leeds Town Hall, in 1937.

Periodically the Duke's boots are painted red – usually as a prank by students. One resident said: "They usually wait until the end of term – they're early this year."

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