Ringo Starr ‘beheaded’ in Liverpool

Floral Beatles tribute decapitated

Ringo Starr has been beheaded – or at least a floral version of The Beatles drummer has.

A topiary tribute to the Fab Four in their home city of Liverpool has been attacked by vandals, who chopped off the drummer’s head but left his three bandmates intact.

The plant was unveiled at the city’s Parkways Transport Exchange last month and took 18 months to cultivate, according to BBC News.


There is speculation that the attack on Starr (pictured with fellow Liverpool band The Zutons) was a reaction by Liverpool residents to his comments after the opening of the European Capital Of Culture events, in which he claimed he missed nothing about the city.

The horticultural sculpture was designed by Italian artist Franco Covill.