Looks like the National Report fell for it…
Great line at the end from The Independent:
The story claimed that Banksy’s London art studio had been raided, where “thousands of dollars of counterfeit money along with future projects of vandalism” were found, along with ID thought to belong to the famed anonymous street artist, which allegedly identified him as Liverpool-born Paul Homer. However, a quick Google search shows that the quotes were originally published in 2013 on hoax website on PRLog.
In this golden age of technology, it’s a wonder that googling isn’t a part of [pseudo]journalism.
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