A man has been charged with criminal damage after a regional news website’s imp sculpture was vandalised.
The sculpture is among 30 to appear across the city as part of the Lincoln Imp Trail, a tourist attraction organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group.
Twenty-year-old Pennell, of Scunthorpe, will appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on 5 August over the incident, which happened at around 4.15am on Wednesday.
Lincolnshire Police officers discovered the damaged sculpture, designed by a primary school pupil, during their city centre patrols.
She added: “What makes it particularly sad is that this imp was helping to raise vital funds for St Barnabas, a fantastic local charity.
“A lot of hard work was put into creating the sculpture and we thank the child who designed our wonderful imp and [artist] Sian Bristow for making that design into a reality.”