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Aylesbury’s David Bowie statue vandalised again

By | Published on Thursday 18 October 2018

Bowie Statue

A man has been arrested in Aylesbury after a statue of David Bowie was vandalised for the second time since it was unveiled in March.

The statue was erected earlier this year to commemorate Bowie and his links with the town. It was vandalised within 48 hours of being unveiled. Parts of the statue were painted over with spray paint, while “feed the homeless first” was written on the floor in front of it. “RIP DB” was also sprayed on the wall.

Funding for the artwork was raised privately through crowdfunding, although public money was then spent on the clean up.

The latest attack came on Wednesday, just hours after the statue had been professionally cleaned and waxed. This time there was no message, just a load of blue paint spread over it.

Promoter and manager David Stubbs, who launched the campaign to raise money for the statue, told the BBC that the vandalism was “so upsetting”.

“Bowie fans are coming from all over the world to see the statue and this really doesn’t do justice to the thousands of local people that supported this project”, he said, adding that it will be “restored to its former glory as soon as possible”.



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