Two people, who claim to work for Thanet Council, have been filmed removing parts of a Banksy artwork in Margate.

The piece, captioned “Valentine’s day mascara” by the artist, shows a 1950s housewife with a swollen eye and missing tooth, apparently shutting a man in a freezer.

Thanet District Council later confirmed it had removed part of the artwork “on the grounds of safety”.

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