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Remembrance Day: Scarborough street artist's graffiti tribute

The tribute created by street artist Andrew Nurse
Image caption The image has attracted much attention in the town

A street artist has created a graffiti tribute on a wall in Scarborough to commemorate those killed in wars.

Andrew Nurse has painted a giant poppy on a public wall in a main thoroughfare for Remembrance Day.

Mr Nurse said: "Everyone knows a friend or family member that's served in a war or is there now and I think it's nice for them."

Mr Nurse has legally created many other images on walls in the town, including a memorial to the victims of 9/11.

Peter Parkinson, chairman of The Royal British Legion Scarborough branch, said: "My reaction to this image is absolutely amazing and gratitude to a young man who can think to do something like this and keep the remembrance time in the public eye."

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