‘Hooded man’ spotted as missing Banksy returns to Liverpool with ‘I’m back’ message

BANKSY may have been spotted as a “hooded figure” was seen when a missing painting reappeared after vanishing years ago – complete with the message: “I am back”.

Famous painting Love Plane was originally painted on the Western Approaches on Rumford Street, Liverpool, in 2011.

Banksy’s art was then suddenly removed in 2016 with plans to display it in a “street gallery”.

The gallery however was never set up and painting vanished, with no one knowing what had happened to the art.

Pictures have now revealed the Love Plane has now been repainted on the wall with the words “I am back”.

Witnesses reported seeing a “hooded figure” repainting the piece, which is believed to be the elusive artist Banksy.

Dean Paton, founder of Big Heritage who now looks after the Western Approaches Museum, said he believes Banksy has returned to Liverpool.

He said that a “hooded figure” was spotted repainting the wall amid a flurry of excitement from people on the street.

The new painting shows the Love Plane inside the hole that was left by the previous artwork but with a new addition.

The plane is now trailing a black banner with the words “I am back” written inside.

It comes after Banksy confirmed a new artwork in a Port Talbot – a little boy playing in the pollution from a industrial building.

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