If you need a reminder as to who Banksy is, see my earlier post here. A gang of thieves disguised as builders were stopped this week as they tried to steal part of a derelict building featuring his work.

The artwork, which shows a rat carrying a pot of paint and a red heart, is painted on a steel door of a property in Liverpool city centre.

The value of the graffiti artist’s work is soaring. In October, one of Banksy’s images sold at auction for £62,400, and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has reportedly spent £200,000 on his artwork.

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