AN ICONIC centerpiece in a city park has been damaged by vandals.

The Doulton Fountain in the Glasgow Green has been damaged. The landmark has two gaping holes and appears to have been hit by something.

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Glasgow City Council said they are to carry out repairs on the damage.

A spokesman said: "This damage looks to have been caused by an unfortunate and highly regrettable act of vandalism.

“We have already arranged for the damage to be repaired.”

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The issue was flagged up by the Friends of People's Palace, Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green group. 

One concerned local said: "Better not be left to rot."

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The Doulton Fountain has been in the park for more than 100 years since 1890.

It was built by the Royal Doulton company to commemorate Queen Victoria's reign. In 2002, a £2million restoration program was started to restore the fountain to its original condition after it fell into disrepair. 

It is category A listed and sits next to the People's Palace. 

Pictures by Colin Mearns