Banksy artwork in Bristol is vandalised days after it’s appearance


A piece of street art in Bristol that was this week confirmed as being by Banksy has been vandalised.

A picture shared on social media showed “BCC wankers” scrawled across the artwork, which shows a young girl firing a slingshot filled with flowers.

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The artwork appeared on a rented home owned by Edwin Simons. His daughter, Kelly Woodruff, found out about it after being tagged in a Facebook post. She had said on Friday that she was concerned the artwork might be damaged by Storm Dennis.

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



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