Oxford Circus tube station covered in graffiti by vandals who ran amok while London shops closed

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Oxford Circus tube station is left covered in graffiti by 'Diabolical Dubstars' vandals who ran amok while London's biggest shopping street was closed due to Tier 4 restrictions

The artwork was found on Boxing Day and features a tribute to Grenfell Tower It is alleged the graffiti artist group Diabolical Dubstars tagged the tube station Officers are investigating the incident on Victoria and Bakerloo line platforms

By Nicole Conner For Mailonline

Published: 20:24 GMT, 26 December 2020 | Updated: 22:46 GMT, 26 December 2020

Oxford Circus tube station is left covered in graffiti by vandals who ran amok while London's biggest shopping street was closed due to Tier 4 restrictions.  

It is alleged that the graffiti group 'Diabolical Dubstars' tagged the tube station with phrases and symbols, as well as a tribute to Grenfell Tower. 

The graffiti, which was found on Boxing Day, has large sections of the station covered with the tag 'DDS' as well as vandalism on the platforms.  

Footage which was uploaded on December 26 it shows large parts of the billboards behind the platform covered in colourful graffiti.  

Oxford Circus tube station is left covered in graffiti by vandals who ran amok while London's biggest shopping street was closed due to Tier 4 restrictions

The words spray painted on the walls in the station included one that says: 'Oi!! Muppets. What if it was your 'houses' that burnt down. All power to the people.'

It is alleged that the graffiti group 'Diabolical Dubstars' tagged the tube station with phrases and symbols

The words 'Grenfell' were spray painted on the wall behind the tracks on the Victoria line platform

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

Along with the words 'Grenfell' on the wall behind the tracks, commuters spotted the words 'COVID lies' sprayed on the Victoria line platform. 

The Grenfell Tower block went on fire in June 2017 killing 72 residents and leaving many others homeless. 

The video shows messages spray painted on the walls in the station including one that says: 'Oi!! Muppets. What if it was your 'houses' that burnt down. All power to the people.'   

They also tagged the platform with the word 'Sasquatch' which covers a large section of the wall on the Bakerloo line

Anarchy symbols were spray painted over the walls as well as the words: 'I be munching yuppies like chicken nuggitz' 

 The graffiti, which was found on Boxing Day, has large sections of the station covered with the tag 'DDS' as well as vandalism on the platforms

Footage which was uploaded on December 26 it shows large parts of the billboards behind the platform covered in colourful graffiti

The M, P and S in 'muppets' was also circled to spell out 'MPs' - referring to Members of Parliament - to get a political message across.  

It has still not been confirmed who spray painted all over the platforms, which included the letters TVZ daubed all over the walls and tracks as well as the message 'covid lies'. 

They also tagged the platform with the anarchy symbols and the word 'Sasquatch' which covers a large section of the wall on the Bakerloo line.  

The vandalism would normally have been impossible because the station would normally have been packed with shoppers heading to the Boxing Day sales. 

However, Tier 4 restrictions in the capital meant shops were closed and the tube station was deserted.

However, the footage of the graffiti has been met with mixed reviews from social media users.   

A large number of people have been condemning the vandalism at the station, saying it does not help get political messages across

People have condemned the spray painting that was discovered on the platform on Boxing Day 

There was also anarchy symbols spray painted on the Oxford Circus symbols across the station 

The vandalism would normally have been impossible because the station would normally have been packed with shoppers heading to the Boxing Day sales

A large number of people have been condemning the vandalism, saying it does not help get political messages across. 

One wrote: 'You wouldn't be "here for it" if your family member was to clean this up  there are so many ways for your voice be heard. And this is not the way.'

Another said: 'More money going to be wasted for cleaners when TFL is already struggling. Better ways to get your voice heard.'  

A BTP spokesperson said: 'Officers were called to Oxford Circus Tube station this morning (26/12/20) 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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