A window cleaner has helped save a new mural by enigmatic street artist Banksy on a bridge in Hull after it was defaced on Sunday night.
Jason Fanthorpe was getting ready for bed when he saw reports the stencilled design – of a child carrying a wooden sword with a pencil attached to the end – had been whitewashed.
He headed straight to the disused Scott Street bridge with ladders and cleaning products, using water and white spirit to clean off the white paint.
“I was angry, outraged,” he told The Telegraph. “Love it or hate it, there’s no need to deface it. That art was gifted to the city, it was drawing crowds in from all over.”