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Theft of a work of art by Banksy: a second suspect arrested

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The red stop sign decorated with three drones military was stolen in London.

Associated Press

A second suspect has been arrested in the case of the alleged theft of a work of art by the elusive street artist Banksy, which depicts a panel of red stop decorated with three military drones, London police announced on Sunday.

A man in his forties is suspected of theft and criminal damage , indicated the London Metropolitan Police.

Another suspect of around twenty' years arrested on Saturday was released on bail.

The sign was stolen less than an hour later that the artist published a photo of the work on his Instagram page on Friday.

Witnesses were stunned to see a man with bolt cutters remove the stop sign while another man stabilized a bicycle he was standing on.

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The incident, which happened on a street corner in the Peckham area of ​​south London, was photographed and filmed.

Much of Banksy's political and satirical art criticizes war, and many of his supporters have interpreted his work as call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116