David Bowie Statue Vandalised For Second Time In Six Months

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It’s been reported, that a man (29) has been arrested by police suspected of criminal damage following vandalism carried out on a statue of the late singer, David Bowie. The statue has now been defaced for the second time in six months since its unveiling.

The statue of Bowie was exhibited earlier this year at the Friars Music Club in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. That’s where the music icon first debuted Ziggy Stardust in the early 1970s.

The vandal spread blue paint over Bowie’s face.

This follows the first incident when the effigy of Bowie was vandalised in March, some 48 hours after it was first put on public display. The first time around the words ‘feed the homeless first’ was spray painted even though money for the artwork was raised by a combination of grants and online crowdfunding.

At the time of it’s unveiling the statue also divided locals who questioned the accuracy of the representation. They also objected to intentions for the statue to play Bowie’s music once every hour.

Speaking to NME at the time, designer Andrew Sinclair spoke of the first attack on the statue earlier this year.

“I was pretty upset. I just hate wanton destruction. This whole project was put together by the fans and for the fans – and for Bowie’s family and memory. There’s a lot of love and a lot of intent, and a huge amount of hard work.”

PC Terry Lewis released a statement saying,

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information that may help with this investigation.

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