Pegasuslife smashes statue it promised to save in Hampstead

“A HALLOWED sculpture of a pregnant Virgin Mary is feared smashed to smithereens despite assurances it would be spared from demolition.

Developer PegasusLife said in a statement to the New Journal in June that the “Mary Mother of the Church” sculpture would be preserved at the former Catholic-run Bartrams hostel in Rowland Hill Street, near the Royal Free Hospital.

The South End Green Association (SEGA) had made a formal applica­tion to the company for it to be transported to a countryside home. But on Friday, the 20ft white statue could be seen lying face-down in a pile of bricks and mortar. …”