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The moment a Lowestoft property owner removed an entire slab of wall graffitied with Banksy artwork before hiding it in a mystery location



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This is the moment an entire section of a Lowestoft shop wall featuring a valuable Banksy artwork is removed, before being hidden in a mystery location.

A section of brick and plaster was carefully cut out of the wall of an empty electrical shop by removal experts at the weekend

The shop was previously on the market for £300,000.

However, it saw its value leap by at least another £200,000 after Banksy's work, which showed a child with a crowbar, appeared in August.

But now the property's owner has decided to remove the artwork from the building.

A video shows a yellow telehandler tearing out part of the wall featuring the graffiti, which was protected with a screen and wooden boards.

The artwork appeared during Banksy's 'Great British Spraycation'. Picture: SWNS
The artwork appeared during Banksy's 'Great British Spraycation'. Picture: SWNS

Workmen then loaded the wall slab onto a truck, which took it to an undisclosed location.

It remains unclear whether the artwork will be sold at auction, though previous Banksy pieces have reeled in millions under the hammer.

Concerns have been raised at the decision to remove the artwork with many saying they're sad to see the painting go.

The wall was removed by workmen. Picture: SWNS
The wall was removed by workmen. Picture: SWNS

Lynda Palmer added: "So so sad. Perhaps he will come back and do another one. But somewhere it won't be taken away from."

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