A statue installed at Kimmeridge Bay earlier this summer has been apparently blown over by the wind.

The two-metre cast iron statue called LAND was created by renowned sculptor Antony Gormley.

It was installed with a heavy stone base at Kimmeridge, close to Clavell Tower, as part of the Landmark Trust's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Landmark Trust is a charity that has restored around 200 historic buildings in Britain. They have said they are aware of the situation and will be dealing with it asap.

When LAND was unveiled Mr Gormley said: "The sculpture will be like a standing stone, a marker in space and time, linking with a specific place and its history but also looking out towards the horizon, having a conversation with a future that hasn't yet happened."

That conversation seemed to have taken a turn for the worst, after the statue was snapped by professional photographer Anthony Blake laying on its side.

Mr Blake, who took the image with an iphone, explained: "I was running a photographic workshop at Kimmeridge, and when we got here we booked in with a lady who works for the Landmark Trust.

"She asked if we'd come down to photograph the statue. When I said yes, but where has it gone, she told me it had been blown over by the wind earlier that morning.

"So I popped down and took the picture with my phone."

The statue, which was planned to remainin at Kimmeridge for one year, has split local opinion. After it was granted planning permission by Purbeck District Council's planning committee in 2014, committee chairman Peter Wharf said: "I think it is a bit like Marmite, people will either love it or hate it."

The Landmark Trust said: "We are aware that the LAND sculpture has come down in the storm at Kimmeridge Bay and we are taking steps to deal with it asap."