Mural by Rogue One found to be not in keeping with historic area, after complaints about portrayal of women accused of witchcraft

A “gaudy and inaccurate” mural by a renowned street artist will be removed from a historic fishing village after objections exposed deep sensitivities about how women persecuted for witchcraft are portrayed in modern times.

The mural of the menacing witch reaching her spindly fingers towards passersby covers the gable end wall of the Larachmhor Tavern, a 19th-century Category C listed building that sits within the conservation area of Pittenweem, Fife.