The owner of a 30 foot mural depicting Tory Prime Minister David Cameron strangling an NHS nurse must remove it or face possible prosecution.
A lifelong Labour voter, Tony Davis, 73, commissioned the piece by a local street artist on the end of his terraced house.
The Mirror report: The mural, 30ft long and 10ft high, shows the Prime Minister with his hand around a nurse’s throat, with the backdrop of Westminster and Clifton Suspension Bridge.
A caption on the Bristol home reads: “Safe in his hands?” before urging people to vote Labour.
But self-employed builder Tony has received a letter telling him to remove the mural or face legal action for breaching advertising rules.
If he refuses to remove it, he could eventually be fined up to £20,000 under the Town and Country Planning Act.
Tony said: “I’ve had a notice of prosecution. If you are a commercial premises you can advertise anything but if you are a private premises you are restricted to a size of 2ft by 3ft.
“But this applies to hoardings – not something that is painted on the wall like mine is.
“Also my question is, what exactly am I meant to be advertising?”
Tony has seven days to reply with the notice but claims his attempts to speak to the council’s enforcement department by phone have so far been unsuccessful.
He had intended to keep the mural after the election, even though Labour lost, because he claims it has “brightened up” the area”.
He added: “As far as I’m concerned it’s not going anywhere soon.”
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