Six prisoners in France for stolen Banksy art | Tenterfield Star


Six people were arrested in France for the theft of a work of art by British street artist Banksy stolen from the concert hall of the Bataclan in Paris, according to a judicial source.

The mural, which shows a veiled female figure looking sadly downward, was found on a farm in central Italy earlier this month, almost a year and a half after its withdrawal.

Two of those arrested are under formal investigation for suspected theft.

The other four are suspected of concealment of theft, the source said.

The thieves are believed to have used portable grinders to remove the emergency exit door on which the mural was painted before transporting it in a van, Italian media reported when the work was discovered.

Bataclan, one of the most famous rock sites in Paris, was attacked by activists during a concert in November 2015, in the context of coordinated attacks around the city that killed 130 people

Australian Associated Press


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