Boy trips and rips £1m painting

CCTV footage has captured the moment that a twelve-year-old tripped and accidentally punched a hole through a 17th century painting.

The school boy stumbled and reached out to break his fall but hit the artwork by mistake, causing a tear.

It happened at an art exhibition in Taiwan and the painting concerned was called 'Flowers'.

Organisers at the gallery told a local news agency that it was an accident and the boy should not be blamed.

They've said they he will not have to pay for the damage.

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