Backlash over Ashbourne black head sculpture investigation

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Councillors have accused an independent investigation into the Ashbourne black’s head sculpture incident of being unfair, describing it as “biased”.

Authority staff were left fuming that the investigation’s author, commissioned by Derbyshire Dales District Council, said that no independent witnesses to the event were interviewed.

The report had strict limits on what it could investigate, which was the involvement of councillors in the incident, in which the controversial black’s head sculpture, which sat above St John’s Street, was removed and “hidden” for several days.

Steve Dunning, the council’s appointed independent person, carried out the investigation, but only spoke to councillors and authority staff involved in the incident to get the facts, to find out who

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