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New Banksy anti-Brexit mural could be cleaned off bridge

New Banksy anti-Brexit mural could be cleaned off bridge

It was first spotted on Scott Street Bridge, Hull, by passers-by on Thursday and shared on social media.

Banksy has confirmed that he is the artist behind a graffiti mural on a bridge in Hull.

It shows a child holding a wooden sword with a pencil attached to the end, alongside the words "Draw the raised bridge!"

He headed straight to the disused Scott Street bridge with ladders and cleaning products, using water and white spirit to clean off the white paint. "I hope there right, but personally HCC (Hull City Council) don't give a fucking shite".

Fanthorpe said he "could not just sit back and not try to help" after hearing that the mural had been damaged.

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"I was just going to bed when I'd seen that it had been painted over, and someone had said it was still wet", he said.

The artwork's credibility as an authentic Banksy appears to be verified by a post on what is believed to be a genuine instagram account of the secretive graffiti master.

On Sunday night, local window cleaner Jason Fanthorpe and other residents took matters into their own hands to save the mural. But it was not shifting, so I had to use white spirit.

However, Hull City Council portfolio holder for culture, councillor Terry Geraghty, told the Hull Daily Mail: 'We will get staff to look at how we can protect the work on Monday. It wasn't just me that helped, this work is global prestige gifted to the city, and I couldn't sit back and see nothing happen.

"This temporary measure will help to ensure that the public can continue to enjoy the work and prevent, where possible, further damage".


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