Kate Moss robbed of £80K Banksy portrait

Updated: May 21, 2010, 16:41 PM IST

London: Super model Kate Moss has been robbed of a Banksy portrait worth 80,000 pounds along with other valuable artworks.

Moss, her partner Jamie Hince and mother Linda, were asleep when the burglars broke into the house.

It is believed that the robbery occurred around 4am on Thursday and the robbers may have escaped following disturbances when Moss or Hince woke up.

The police have arrested a 24-year-old man and are questioning him.

"Camden Police are investigating a burglary at Greville Road, NW6, from approximately 4.20 am on Thursday, May 20,” a news daily quoted a police spokesman as saying.

"A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with it and inquiries are ongoing," he added.

Moss recently spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on works by Banksy, the guerrilla artist, including a 12ft by 18ft mural of herself and several celebrity friends which she reportedly commissioned at a cost of 150,000 pounds.