20 Feb 2013

Missing Banksy mural in Florida

6:06 am on 20 February 2013

A mural by the underground artist known as Banksy painted just before the Diamond Jubilee last year, has vanished from a London street after thieves drilled a huge hole in the wall.

The image, which shows a boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, disappeared last week.

It is now for sale in Florida for up to $US900,000. Fine Art Auctions in Miami said the listing came from a collector who had signed a contract to say it was obtained legitimately.