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Stormzy’s Glastonbury stab vest appears at new Banksy installation in Croydon

Banksy's caption on Instagram reads: "Probably best viewed at night." 

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Following his history-making headline appearance at Glastonbury this summer, the stab vest Stormzy wore on stage has appeared in Croydon as part of a Banksy installation.

The stab vest has appeared in a shop window, accompanied by a cradle surrounded by CCTV and a warped version of Tony the Tiger. A sign reads 'Gross Domestic Product' outside the disused shop window. 

In a post on Instagram, Banksy has written: 

"This showroom is for display purposes only. 

I'm opening a shop today
(although the doors don't actually open) 
It's in Croydon.
Probably best viewed at night." 

 A label by Stormzy's vest reads: 

"A version of the 'John Bull' English gents waistcoat updated for modern times. This customised body armour is capable of stopping bullets up to .45 calibre and is fully stab proof. 

As worn by Stormzy at Glastonbury festival because (because it's very dangerous there). Yet not machine washable [sic.] Signed. Edition of 5 plus 2 A/P." 

Watch Stormzy perform in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. 

Photo credit: Jason Bryant

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