Bear of Sheffield entitled 'Be Nice & Be Together' broken off based by vandals

One of the city’s beloved Bears of Sheffield was reportedly broken off of its base by vandals this weekend.

Sunday, 1st August 2021, 4:24 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st August 2021, 4:24 pm

The ‘big bear’ statue on The Moor outside Debenhams has been ripped away from its pedestal and is no longer fastened in place.

The installation – which was designed by illustrator Geo Law and has ‘Be Nice’ emblazoned on its chest – reportedly has a member of the exhibition team standing by it today (August 1) to prevent any further damage.

The Bears of Sheffield team has been contacted to ask if the statue can be repaired. South Yorkshire Police has also been contacted for a comment.

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One of the Bears of Sheffield on The Moor has been broken off of its pedestal by vandals.

The trail was unveiled in July and has so far raised £2,338,50 for the The Children’s Hospital Charity.

It is formed from 60 ‘big bears’ and 100 ‘little bears’ scattered across the city, with each sponsored by schools, businesses and organisations.

It comes after several bears were defaced last week with stickers of QR codes linking to anti-vaccine website.