Felixstowe's Wicker family beheaded by vandals

The Wicker family in Felixstowe Spa Gardens have been damaged by vandals

The Wicker family in Felixstowe Spa Gardens have been damaged by vandals, with two family members having had their heads removed. - Credit: Brittany Woodman

The Wicker family in Felixstowe has suffered another attack of vandalism – but their artist is thanking the community after the missing body parts were found. 

The family of Wicker sculptures have been a popular attraction in the Felixstowe Spa Gardens since they were unveiled at Art on the Prom in 2016.  

However, disgusted residents were taking to social media on Thursday after two family members had their heads removed by vandals. 

The mother pushing a pram was one of the family members who their heads removed.

The mother pushing a pram was one of the family members who their heads removed. - Credit: Brittany Woodman

The mother pushing a pram was one of the family members who their heads removed.

The mother pushing a pram was one of the family members who their heads removed. - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Two Wicker family members have had their heads removed.

Two Wicker family members have had their heads removed. - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Artist Tracy Barritt-Brown is grateful to the council garden workers who located the heads so quickly.

Artist Tracy Barritt-Brown is grateful to the council garden workers who located the heads so quickly. - Credit: Tracy Barritt-Brown

Artist Tracy Barritt-Brown asked for the missing pieces to be returned, and was delighted when the heads were found by council gardeners.  

She said: “I am deeply grateful the heads were so quickly located by the council staff, who look after the gardens so diligently. 

“The heads are safe with me now, and I will give them some TLC and reattach them next week.” 

She said that the garden maintenance crew had been helping her partner to straighten and reposition the figures, so they can continue to be enjoyed by the community.