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Banksy's lost artwork restored in Carlisle

The artwork has been put on display in Curtain Road, Shoreditch Photo: ITV London

A Banksy artwork that was vandalised and covered up by the council has returned to its London home after being restored in Cumbria.

A specialist in Carlisle was tasked with returning the 'Snorting Copper' to its original condition after two property developers saved it.

Tweddle Engineering, which is based near Wigton, made the designed, built and made the framework that the artwork is now held in.

Banksy's Snorting Copper is now valued at £1.25million Credit: ITV London

Developers Jonathan Ellis and David Kyte bought the building on Curtain Road and cut the wall out for a closer examination.

They gave the specialist the task to restore the piece within 16 weeks so that it could be enjoyed again.

The wall is now secured and on display Credit: ITV London

The 'Snorting Copper' first appeared in Shoreditch more than a decade ago only to disappear.

It has now been restored to the property's side window, secure in a reinforced case.

Watch Hannah McNulty's report below - footage of the restoration is courtesy of the Fine Art Restoration Company