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Alex Salmond Effigy To Be Set On Fire At Lewes Bonfire Night

05/11/2014 16:58 GMT | Updated 05/11/2014 16:59 GMT

The people of Lewes in Sussex will celebrate bonfire night this year by setting fire to a giant effigy of Alex Salmond. The the former Scottish first minister is seen holding a "45%" sign - the percentage of Scots who voted for independence in September. Also featured, the Lock Ness Monster.

The firework night display in Lewes is a huge draw across Sussex, with thousands of people descending on the small town each year to take part in the celebrations.

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The photograph of the effigy was first tweeted by East Sussex County Council. Who then appeared to think better of it. The council later tweeted: "Please note that the Alex Salmond and Nessie models were created by Waterloo Bonfire Society #LewesBonfire and have NO connection to ESCC."