THE VANISHING fish sculpture on Worcester Plinth has caused concern for people walking down the riverside. 

An art installation of steel fish has been on the top of Worcester Plinth on Hylton Road for about a month.

Dave Hodgson, from Worcester, was confused about the removal of these fish as he enjoyed looking at them when walking past Worcester Plinth.

He said: "They looked quite attractive, I really liked seeing them. 

"They were stood there glittering in the sun, I think they were stainless steel, but then one day they are just gone. 

"They had been there for a few weeks and now there are only four metal poles there." 

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The fish were removed in preparation for a new art installation to be put in its place on Monday, June 20.

Worcester News can reveal the fish sculpture has been taken down to be replaced with more public art.

The Return of the Mayfish by Alan Ross will now be moved to its permanent home at the Diglis fish pass.

A spokesperson explained: "Well the fish came down today - they are off to their final swimming place at the Diglis fish pass.

"So watch this space - what do we have planned for our second piece of art? You won't have to wait too long."

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A spokesperson from Worcester Plinth previously said: "The Return of the Mayfish a sculpture by the marvellous Alan Ross of Art In Steel and commissioned by Canal and River Trust to celebrate the completion of the Unlocking the Severn project.

"This shoal of three shining steel shad provide a visual reminder of life usually hidden underwater and marks the huge achievements of the project including the construction of four fish passes to reconnect the River Severn for one of the UK’s rarest migratory fish, the twaite shad."