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Someone Drew A Penis On A Banksy Mural And The Police Are Now Investigating

Can people please stop drawing penises on everything?

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The work "Art Buff", is in Payers Park, and originally showed an elderly woman with her hands behind her back admiring an empty plinth.

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Kent Online said the vandalism was first noticed on Saturday evening.

However, the damage was not permanent, because council staff erected a perspex cover over the mural shortly after it appeared last month.

PA Wire/Press Association Images Gareth Fuller

Kent Online said the offending penis was cleaned off the cover using specialist equipment.

The report quoted a Kent police spokesman as saying: "Kent police was called at 8pm on Sunday 12 October to a report of criminal damage in Rendezvous Street, Folkestone.

"It was reported artwork on a wall had been painted on. Officers attended the scene and enquiries are ongoing."

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