David Bowie

A statue of David Bowie has been vandalised less than 48 hours after being unveiled.

The bronze sculpture, entitled Earthly Messenger, was revealed in Aylesbury where he debuted Ziggy Stardust.

“Feed the homeless first” has been written in front of it, “RIP DB” on a wall beside it and a section of the statue has been painted on.

The damage has been described as “awful” and “pointless” and is thought to have happened overnight on Monday.

Money to create the work, that was officially unveiled on Sunday, was raised through grants and a £100,000 crowdfunding appeal.