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Mystery deepens as pond mannequin replaced by 'LOL' sign

Six-foot statue dubbed Keptie Kev disappears overnight from Keptie Pond in Arbroath.

The 'LOL' sign appeared on Wednesday morning.
The 'LOL' sign appeared on Wednesday morning. Keiron French

It's the mystery that just got a bit more mysterious.

A six-foot mannequin was placed in Keptie Pond, Arbroath, over the weekend.

The so-called 'Keptie Kev' appeared as part of a project to enhance the town by a local group called the 'League of Lichties'.

But after the statue's presence was covered by STV News it disappeared overnight - to be replaced by a sign reading 'LOL'.

The original mannequin was described by some local residents as similar to 'The Mirror Man', a sculpture created by Rob Mullholland which was on display in Loch Earn in Perthshire.

However, the sculpture in Arbroath isn't made up of mirrors, but small panels attached to a mannequin which lights up at night.

One resident said she thought the statue looked "terrifying" whilst another said they thought it was "wonderful."

Keptie Kev was placed in the pond over the weekend.
Keptie Kev was placed in the pond over the weekend. STV
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