An ornate wooden memorial for Britain’s COVID-19 victims has been intentionally set alight in front of more than 10,000 people in Warwickshire.
A group of seven torchbearers including a reverend, and some of the people who worked on the structure, were specially selected to set the structure ablaze.
The 20m-high (65ft) wooden monument, called Sanctuary, was then burned to the ground just a week after it opened.
It had been a tribute to those who died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Artist David Best, who is known for large-scaled intricately carved structures at Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Desert, designed the memorial, along with independent arts company Artichoke, which produced Sanctuary…