It has been suspected for years now that renowned street artist Banksy is in fact Robin Gunningham. According to Independent, scientists at Queen Mary University of London claimed to have confirmed such speculation by using geographic profiling, a technique used to catch criminals. They have identified a pattern between the locations where his graffiti artworks most frequently appear and addresses with a close association to Gunningham.

By selecting 140 suspected works by the artist in London and Bristol, the scientists used a grouping of hot spots to in turn pinpoint Banksy. These hot spots centered around a pub, playing fields, a residential address in Bristol, and three addresses in London, all associated with Gunningham.

While the validity of such research is in question, many feel that this is simply further indication of the true identity of the mysterious artist. Stay tuned for further details.

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