(London) A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of an artwork by elusive street artist Banksy, depicting a red stop sign decorated with three military drones, London police said on Sunday. London.
A man in his 40s was suspected of theft and criminal damage, the Metropolitan Police said. Another suspect in his twenties arrested on Saturday was released on bail.
Less than an hour after Banksy posted a photo of the work on Instagram, witnesses arrived on a street corner in the Peckham neighborhood of south London on Friday. They said they were stunned to see a man with a bolt cutter remove the stop sign while another man stabilized a bicycle he was standing on.
The incident was photographed and filmed.
Much of Banksy’s political and satirical art criticizes the war, and many of his supporters have interpreted his work as a call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.