I was in Newcastle today and saw this charming statue.
It's good to see 'ordinary' people captured in sculpture rather than the more common Victorian politicians. Sorry the picture's so poor as it was taken with my phone.
I found an article from a book online that gives more details, and mentions the sculpture was moved indoors following an attempted theft. With the rising price of scrap metal, statues, wall plaques, and wiring are starting to become very attractive to thieves.