A mural, believed to be the work of graffiti artist Banksy, that was removed from a wall in North London in mysterious circumstances could reach more than £450,000 when it is auctioned in Miami tonight.
The work, which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, appeared on the wall in Wood Green last May, just before the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
But the mural by arguably the world's most famous graffiti artist disappeared last weekend and is now being sold thousands of miles away in Miami, despite pleas from people back in Wood Green upset by its disappearance.
Yesterday a new work appeared at the site, in Banksy style, showing a rat holding a card with the word 'why?' written on it.
Locals in Harringay have been protesting against the sale of a Banksy which was taken from the wall of Poundland in Wood Green.
It appears graffiti artist Banksy has had the final word after a piece of his artwork was ripped from a wall in a London street.
A Banksy mural, which was removed from a London wall, has appeared for sale at a Miami auction house, with bids starting at $400,000.