A Newry furniture store McCabe Fine Furnishings has sparked controversy with their new ‘Dictator’ range it has been revealed.

The ‘Muammar Gaddafi’ range inspired by the plush settings of the former Libyan Prime Minister’s palace before his execution has raised some eyebrows in the city.

We spoke with a McCabe’s spokesman who told us:

“We want to bring the beauty of Libya to Newry and we think the people of the area deserve to have only the best. To that end we thought a Gaddafi range of furnishings would be ideal and would offer the usually dull folk of this area a little piece of luxury.”

It is thought McCabe’s will launch a Saddam Hussein line in February.