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Banksy confirms new Valentine's Bristol mural is his

There was much excitement and conjecture surrounding the new artwork when it appeared on February 13. Credit: ITV News West Country

World-famous street artist Banksy has laid claim to the latest mural to appear in his home city of Bristol.

People living in the Barton Hill area of the city awoke to find the artwork adorning the side of a Victorian house on Thursday, February 13.

And after much conjecture, the elusive and anonymous artists confirmed the piece as his work via his website and social media.

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The piece has not yet been named. Credit: ITV News West Country

The artwork is in Banksy's typical stencil style and depicts a young girl firing roses from a slingshot.

The piece has not yet been named but the timing does suggest that it is Valentine's Day themed.

The roses cascade down the rendered wall as though the sky is raining love.

The artwork shows a girl with a sling shot. Credit: Bristol Somali Community Association

Bristol Somali Community Association posted photos of the creation on Twitter.

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Everyone stopped to take a picture of the new artwork and started calling it the Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds of locals and interested residents from across the city quickly started to descend on the scene to take photos.

James Bullock and his girlfriend were amongst the first to spot the mural when they were on their way to the gym.

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Kelly-Louise Woodroff, whose family manages the property, says it's been a "an absolute whirlwind" morning for her and her family.

The piece of work has been targeted by vandals. Credit: ITV News West Country

She also added that her family is now trying to figure out how best to protect the artwork "so everyone can enjoy it."

The piece of work has already been targeted by vandals with several flowers that were initially over the street sign disappearing.

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