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A new mural by Banksy has been vandalised just 24 hours after it was unveiled in his hometown of Bristol on 20 October.

The street artist's recreation of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring appeared on a dockside building at Hanover Place.

The painting named Girl with a Pierced Eardrum incorporated an alarm box to replace where the iconic earring is placed.

But after a few hours of appearing it has been defaced with paint, as can be seen in the posting above.

Twitter user Karel van Koppen tweeted: "The revenge from heaven by Vermeer for abusing his girl with the golden earring!"

According to the BBC, Banksy's last work in the city was Mobile Lovers, which caused an uproar when it appeared in a doorway in Clement Street in April.

Bristol City Council argued the work was theirs as it was on their property but Banksy wrote to Broad Plain Boys' Club telling them it was theirs. The club then sold it privately for £403,000.