U2 call rural craftsman to repair broken Grammy

A rural craftsman was amazed when international rock stars U2 phoned him and asked him to repair their broken Grammy award.

The trophy – awarded for the band’s 1987 album The Joshua Tree – had split into three pieces including the gramophone horn.

So the band’s managers simply searched “trophy craftsmen” online and found Stuart Allcock, who runs a small shop in Taunton, Somerset.

Mr Allcock said he felt ”dizzy” to receive the call but was disappointed to discover the award was made of cheap cast iron that was sprayed gold.

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