A 32-year-old man from Morecambe has been arrested on suspicion of attempted theft and remains in custody after an attempt was made to steal a statue of comedian Eric Morecambe.
Police were called to Marine Road Central in Morecambe at about noon today following reports that the statue had been damaged.
Lancashire Constabulary said it is thought that someone attempted to cut through one of the legs of the statue.
The council has now removed the statue and the area has been fenced off.
Sgt John Bond said: "We are in the early stages of our investigation and I would urge anyone who may have seen what happened or has any information to get in touch with police on 101 quoting log number 0325 of 11th October."