Green light for Harry Gregg statue in Coleraine

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A statue of Manchester United and Northern Ireland great Harry Gregg is to be built in the centre of his home town of Coleraine. Gregg, 81, still lives in the borough today.

The statue proposal was put forward last May by Gregg’s close friend Liam Beckett who felt it was “only right” that the man who went back into the 1958 Munich air crash to save others should be bronzed in his home town. The proposal has now been rubber-stamped by Coleraine council and members have agreed on a location – the Diamond in Coleraine, opposite the First Trust Bank.

Beckett told the Coleraine Times: “Harry is not just a local star, he is a world star. If he was in England this would have been done a long time ago.”