Tower poppy artist receives death threats

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Tower poppy artist receives death threats

The artist behind the Tower of London poppy exhibition has revealed he has received death threats.

The artist behind ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ Tower of London Poppy exhibition has received death threats.

Paul Cummins told the Sunday Times that he has has threats over the phone, by email and by post.

The artist believes the reasons he has been threatened comes down to the charities chosen to benefit from the ceramic flower display.

Paul Cummins said: "The threats came, I suppose, because they felt that the money was going to charities which in some way were involved in war."

The display involved 888,246 ceramic poppies being ‘planted’ in moat of the Tower of London, representing every fallen soldier, culminating on Armistice Day.

Each poppy was then sold on for £25 each.

The charities that benefitted from the funds raised were Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Cobseo, Coming Home and SSAFA.

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