An investigation into the destruction of an iconic Banksy mural has found that it couldn't be saved.
Council chiefs in Cheltenham have decided not to take any action against the owner of a house where the famous Banksy 'Spy Booth' artwork was destroyed during building work.
The mural, which appeared in 2014, was removed by a man with a power drill in August of this year.
Cheltenham Borough Council has said the authority had ordered the owner to carry out "urgent works" on the house.
They were designed to stop further deterioration of the listed building, make it weatherproof and stop the risk of falling render.
But the work resulted in the loss of the Banksy mural on the exterior wall.
The render containing the artwork crumbled and cracked into pieces.
After an investigation, Cheltenham Borough Council says it is satisfied that the owner’s contractors had made every reasonable effort to save the mural from damage.
The council added that it regrets that it was not possible for the Banksy to be retained as public art.
"Any feasible action against the owner in relation to the Banksy would not be proportionate, or in the public interest."