A SECOND mural to spread the message of staying safe has been created in Oxford.

The mural, in Manzil Way Gardens, follows an earlier one in George Street.

A collaboration between Fusion Arts and Oxford City Council, the mural was created by artist Bryony Benge-Abbot.

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She said: “This is exactly the kind of project I love - purposeful, meaningful public engagement with science, injecting beauty into urban space, conveying important messages of compassion and interconnectedness.

“Street art is such a great way to publicly express gratitude towards key workers and to celebrate the greater sense of solidarity that emerged during lockdown, in spite of all of the hardships and challenges we’ve been facing.

“I hope that this heightened awareness and appreciation of community is retained as we move into the new normal.”

Chipping Norton-born graphic artist Luke Embden finished the George Street mural last week.