Bristol loves Banksy's "Mobile Lovers"

Fans of Banksy's new work, which is on display at the Bristol Museum after being rescued from a wall in the city, say it should stay there

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Hundreds queue in Bristol to see Banksy

Hundreds queue in Bristol to see Banksy Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Thousands of people having been queuing for a glimpse of Banksy's latest offering at the Bristol museum. Staff say visitor numbers are far higher than normal with more than 300 passing through the doors in the first hour this morning.

The mural, "Mobile Lovers" is on display while an argument about its ownership is resolved. It was put up on a wall in Clement Street on Monday but was taken in by a nearby youth club. Donations for the club are being collected by the museum.

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Charlotte Leslie apologising in Parliament earlier this month Credit: ITV News West Country

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Museum officer: "It'd be useful if Banksy had his say..."

Banksy's latest work "Mobile Lovers" has been put on show at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery while the question of its ownership is resolved.

Our reporter Richard Payne talks to Ray Barnett, the Collections Manager, about the windfall. He says it would be useful if the Bristol street artist let people know what he thought about the controversy but in the meantime people can come to see it for free.

Banksy art goes on display at museum

Queues are expected as the latest work by Bristol artist Banksy goes on show, (at 10 am).

The mural, "Mobile Lovers" is at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery while questions about its ownership are resolved.

It went up on a wall in Clement Street but was taken in by a nearby youth club to keep it safe.

There will be a box for donations to the club beside the work.

Controversy surrounds who owns the Banksy piece Credit: ITV West
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