Banksy claims responsibility for mysterious new mural in Hull

The artwork was seen by city residents on an abandoned bridge earlier this week

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Saturday 27 January 2018 10:00

A new mural in Hull is confirmed to be the latest artwork drawn by mysterious street artist Banksy.

The artwork – a stencilled design showing a child holding a wooden sword with a pencil attached to the end – was glimpsed on an abandoned bridge in the city by residents on Thursday (25 January).

Despite speculation assuming the world-famous graffiti artist was responsible for the mural, it was only confirmed when images were shared on his official Instagram page the following day.

The artwork – which has drawn praise from Banksy’s legions of fans – is accompanied by the words “Draw the raised bridge!”

Banksy's Brexit mural appears in Dover

Although it’s not known what inspired this latest piece, many expressed the belief it could be related to Brexit, following in the footsteps of the mural he painted in Dover last May which depicted a workman removing a star from the European Union flag.

You can see more images of the new mural here.

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