Mural was painted over by artist, Sherburn barber claims

Mural was painted over by artist, Sherburn barber claims

The mural before it was painted over

The painted-over mural

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Durham)

A CONTROVERSIAL mural was painted over by its creator, its owner has claimed.

The huge image depicting Edward Scissorhands holding his blades menacingly towards the throat of Mr T with the slogan “I pity the fool who don’t go to... Lads and Dads” appeared on the gable end of new walk-in barbers shop Lads and Dads late last month.

But it produced a furious response, because it overlooks the war memorial in Sherburn Village, County Durham.

Last week, barbers shop owner Janice Stevens claimed it had been painted over by men in ski masks, against her wishes.

Now Ms Stevens says she believes the mural artist painted over it himself.

The artist was not available for comment.

Ms Stevens was visited by the police to discuss the incident but declined to press charges.

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2:42pm Mon 17 Mar 14

durhamchap says...

I really don't care.It was an eyesore and it has been painted over.Yesterdays news - move on to something more important !
I really don't care.It was an eyesore and it has been painted over.Yesterdays news - move on to something more important ! durhamchap
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Mon 17 Mar 14

hasanopinion says...

OLD NEWS!
OLD NEWS! hasanopinion
  • Score: 2

11:51pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Colcat says...

At least it seems the artist has some integrity after all, even if Ms Stevens doesn't.
At least it seems the artist has some integrity after all, even if Ms Stevens doesn't. Colcat
  • Score: 1

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