Banksy Valentine’s Day mural vandalised

A Valentine’s Day painting by street artist Banksy has been vandalised.

Less than 48 hours after the picture was spotted on the side of a building in Bristol it had been defaced.

Banksy confirmed he was the artist of the mural showing a young girl shooting a catapult at an exploding bunch of red flowers.

Someone has now scrawled “BCC Wankers” across the artwork.

It’s thought BCC stands for Bristol City Council.

One local resident said: “It’s a real shame, but it was always going to happen, unfortunately.”




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