Wanstead’s Saddam Hussein sign is removed

Redbridge Council has removed a plaque which had been fixed to a bench outside Oxfam on Wanstead High Street.

A spokesperson for the council told Wansteadium: “We didn’t give permission for this to be put up and it has been removed.”

There is still no obvious explanation as to where the plaque came from (though an unscientific poll on Wansteadium favours the option that it was simply someone being mischievous).