An artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy that was stolen last year from the Bataclan music hall in Paris has been found by police in central Italy.
The work, which depicted a young female figure with a mournful expression, was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attack at the venue.
It was cut out and removed from one of the venue’s emergency doors by a group of hooded people using angle grinders.
According to La Repubblica it was found in a farmhouse in the Abruzzo region.
Ninety people were killed in November 2015 when armed militants targeted the Bataclan during a concert by rock band Eagles Of Death Metal.
The stencilled mural, described by the venue as “a symbol of recollection”, was one of a series of artworks attributed to Banksy that appeared around Paris in June 2018.
Works by the artist, who keeps his identity a closely guarded secret, are extremely popular and much sought-after.
Last month a new Banksy, showing a young boy playing with a model of an NHS nurse, appeared at Southampton General Hospital.