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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Art thieves steal €92,000 Banksy from Kate Moss's home

Thieves broke into supermodel Kate Moss's home and stole three valuable artworks including an £80,000 portrait by Banksy.

It is thought that Moss, 36, her partner Jamie Hince, and her 59-year-old mother Linda were asleep in the house when the burglars struck.



The gang forced their way into her €8m home in Maida Vale, north London, at around 4am on Thursday and grabbed the pieces before fleeing.



Detectives believe they may have made their escape after being disturbed when either Moss, or Kills guitarist Hince, 42, woke up.



A 24-year-old man was arrested nearby in connection with the burglary and inquiries are ongoing, police said.



A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Camden Police are investigating a burglary at Greville Road, NW6, from approximately 4.20am on Thursday, May 20.



"A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with it and inquiries are ongoing."



Moss recently spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on works by Banksy, the guerrilla artist, including a 12ft by 18ft mural depicting herself and several celebrity friends which she reportedly commissioned at a cost of €172,000.



She also owns several Banksy prints as well as the stolen portrait.



The raid on the model's home is not the first time works by Banksy have been targeted by thieves.



Police are hunting a man and a woman who smashed their way into an art gallery in New Compton Street, central London, earlier this month and snatched Banksy prints worth more than €18,000.



In 2007, 10 prints worth about €11,000 were stolen from a branch of Art Republic in Brighton.



© Telegraph.co.uk

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