Mystery surrounds removal of Banksy mural

Banksy devotees in Cheltenham are mystified by the apparent removal of one of the graffiti artist’s murals from a local Grade II-listed house.

The only clue as to what might have happened to ‘Spy Booth’, which depicts three secret agents in trilbies and trenchcoats “snooping” on a man in a phone box with the aid of listening devices, came on Saturday (20 August). Pictures on social media appeared to show scaffolding and tarpaulins erected around the mural. The sound of machinery was also said to be heard and now all that remains is a pile of rubble beneath the wall of the house previously emblazoned with Banksy’s work. Continue reading