Welwyn Garden City fisherman to undergo “emergency surgery” this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:22 21 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:22 21 February 2014

James Hurt & Andrew Symonds

James Hurt & Andrew Symonds

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A Welwyn Garden City legend will undergo “emergency surgery” this weekend to try and restore him to his rightful place.

The fisherman himselfThe fisherman himself

The yellow-coated fisherman who, until Tuesday, stood outside Classic Fish and Chips in Stonehills, will hopefully have his arm reattached this weekend.

It is thought the fisherman was vandalised on Monday night and his fish-carrying arm was ripped off. James Hurt and Andrew Symonds who liberated the sowester-clad stalwart from behind some bins after he was thrown out have organised for him to be repaired and they have found someone to carry out the repair work.

Ideally they would like to see him back in his rightful place outside the fish and chip shop.

James told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I didn’t realise how much everyone loved him.

The iconic WGC fisherman was put out with the bins on Tuesday morningThe iconic WGC fisherman was put out with the bins on Tuesday morning

“We are going to do him up and hopefully see him back outside the shop.”

A message posted on the Save The WGC Fisherman Facebook page on Friday said: “He will be undergoing emergency arm surgery this weekend with one of the uk’s top fibreglass surgeons.”

Adding: “Well as it stands at the moment he is going to be restored back to his former glory and I hope that in the next few weeks we can get him back to where he belongs.”

"He will be undergoing emergency arm surgery this weekend with one of the uk’s top fibreglass surgeons."

Save The WGC Fisherman Facebook page


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