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Banksy mural plastic covering removed after being damaged

Plastic cover taken off Banksy mural after it was damaged just hours after it was put on Credit: ITV News Central

A plastic cover that was placed over a Banksy mural after it was defaced - has been removed after it was cracked.

The protective covering was installed by engineers from Network Rail yesterday (December 10) on Vyse Street, in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.

The artwork of reindeer pulling a bench had been defaced by someone who has spray painted red noses on the reindeer - just hours after its unveiling.

The artwork was unveiled yesterday (December 9) after Banksy posted a video on his Instagram Credit: BPM Media

In the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) the plastic covering was damaged, leading to Network rail engineers taking the cover down.

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