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Charles Dickens statue unveiled in Portsmouth

7 February 2014 Last updated at 21:06 GMT

A life-size statue of Charles Dickens has been unveiled near his birthplace in Portsmouth on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Professor Tony Pointon has campaigned for 20 years to have a statue of Dickens put up in the city, supported by the writer's great-great grandson Ian Dickens.

Mr Dickens said: "We absolutely believe it's 200 years overdue to have a statue that celebrates the life and work and achievements of Charles Dickens."

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