The world’s most famous street artist’s contribution to make Sutton a more colourful place has been ruined by louts.

Despite a rousing show of support from Sutton residents, Banksy’s critique on IKEA in the Beddington Farm Road industrial estate on the border with Croydon has been ‘tagged’ over by vandals.

The satirical image features a punk standing next to a cardboard box marked IEAK apparently reading instructions on how to put together a graffiti slogan.

Envious vandals have sprayed red and white tags all over the piece of art and the question now is, what will be its fate?

One of the haphazard ‘tags’ reads, Choke, Real Graffiti another reads, NO BANKSY while others are just poorly sprayed names.

Sutton Council asked the public whether or not they considered Banksy’s latest piece art or vandalism before they took a decision to remove it or keep it.

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