Tube station covered with ‘extensive graffiti’ including Grenfell Tower mural

Spray paint daubed on walls at Oxford Circus station on Boxing Day

Joe Middleton
Sunday 27 December 2020 18:09 GMT
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Graffiti which was discovered on the Victoria and Bakerloo line platforms at Oxford Circus station on Boxing Day
Graffiti which was discovered on the Victoria and Bakerloo line platforms at Oxford Circus station on Boxing Day (PA)

A London Underground station was covered in “extensive graffiti” over the festive period, with some of the artwork dedicated to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Travellers on the northbound Victoria and Bakerloo lines discovered the spray paint at Oxford Circus station on Boxing Day.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident was first reported at 7am on Saturday morning.

The graffiti included the letters DDS and TVZ daubed all over the walls and tracks as well as the message “Covid lies” and anarchy symbols. It is not known who spray painted the platforms.

Graffiti which was discovered on the Victoria and Bakerloo line platforms at Oxford Circus
Graffiti which was discovered on the Victoria and Bakerloo line platforms at Oxford Circus (PA)

Among the scrawls is a mural dedicated to Grenfell, the tragic incident in which 72 people were killed in a fire after a 24-storey tower block in North Kensington, London was consumed by a blaze in 2017.

With it, another spray painted message reads "Oi!! Muppets. What if it was your ‘houses’ that burnt down!!! All Power to the people”, with the letters M P and S circled to refer to members of parliament.

A BTP spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Oxford Circus Tube station this morning after station staff reported extensive graffiti on the northbound Bakerloo line and northbound Victoria line platforms.

“Officers are investigating the incident.”

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