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Real Bash Street unveiled in honour of Beano kids

Bash Street
Image caption The new street was officially unveiled in Dundee's West Marketgait

A real Bash Street has been unveiled in Dundee in honour of the naughty Beano school pupils The Bash Street Kids.

The new street sign, in the city's West Marketgait area, features Plug and Wilfred leaving messages for Teacher.

Plans for the street were put forward by Beano comic publishers DC Thomson, which is based in the city.

The Bash Street Kids are celebrating their 60th anniversary, having first appeared in a strip called When the Bell Rings in 1954.

Beano editor-in-chief Mike Stirling said: "The Bash Street Kids are legends of our past, present and future.

"By reading The Beano, generations have 'attended' school with the characters and kids still follow their adventures every week.

"It's truly an honour for kids of all ages, everywhere, that a street is being named after The Bash Street Kids.

"The Beano team are thrilled, well, everyone except Dennis. He's not a happy boy, not at all. He thinks the street should have been named 'Menace Street'."

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Image caption Dennis the Menace turned up to oversee the unveiling of the new sign
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Image caption The comic revamp was approved for a lane in Dundee which previously had no name
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Image caption The Bash Street sign features some "messages" for Teacher from the Kids
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Image caption The Bash Street Kids have been causing their Teacher headaches for 60 years

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