David Bowie statue is vandalised for a second time in Aylesbury

17 October 2018, 11:24 | Updated: 16 January 2024, 11:21

David Bowie statue
Picture: Thames Valley Police

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

A statue of the late David Bowie was vandalised for the second time in six months.

The Bowie statue was unveiled in March at the Friars Music Club in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the home of where the late icon first debuted Ziggy Stardust in the early 1970s.

The statue has had blue paint chucked over Bowie's face, after it had previously been defaced just 48 hours after it was first unveiled.

The first incident saw vandals spray-paint ‘feed the homeless first’, although the artwork had been created via grants and online crowdfunding.

The statue has been divisive among locals, with some not approving the likeness of the singer, or the plans for the statue to play Bowie’s music once every hour.

PC Terry Lewis said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information that may help with this investigation."