Nottingham Debenhams mannequin removed after amusing passers-by for weeks

A man on a ladder pictured removing the mannequin
The mannequin was removed at around 7am on Thursday, May 16 -Credit:Thomas Baker

A mannequin which has been looking over Old Market Square from one of Debenhams' windowsills has finally been removed.

Pictures show the mannequin being taken down on Thursday morning (May 16) but the person behind the mischief remains a mystery. The sighting of the quirky addition came just days after the store, which closed in May 2021, was visited by an urban explorer.

"Urbex No Limits" photographed the now eerie inside of the store in April, three years on from the closure. Empty shelving units and payment counters, the abandoned café, stationary escalators and computers were all left behind and are now just an outline of what the once bustling store looked like.

The 240-year-old retailer went into liquidation in 2019, with the move to online-only leading to the closure of Nottingham's store. Debenhams had been trading at the location since 1973.

The silver mannequin at the Nottingham Debenhams building
The silver mannequin -Credit:Nottingham Post

Longmead Capital has been discussing the building's future with Nottingham City Council and explained that the site is being kept safe and secure.