A platform at a Tube station that has been out of service for nearly eight months has been daubed with graffiti.

Nobody except for permitted workers should be able to access Kentish Town station as it has been closed for essential repairs since June 26, 2023.

But Tube passengers travelling through the station have reported that the walls of the southbound platform a covered are now covered in graffiti, believed to have been sprayed on over the weekend.

Videos shared online show that much of the platform walls, including the Kentish Town signage, have been sprayed with graffiti tags.

The station has been closed as both of its 26-year-old escalators were described as “unreliable” and needed to be replaced.

It was originally anticipated that this would be complete in the early summer, and while Transport for London (TfL) says that the new escalators are still set to be complete by then, other improvement works have delayed the station's reopening, which could now be in September.

TfL previously said it would use the Northern Line station closure to make other improvements including removing the "redundant" ticket office and realigning the ticket barriers to provide more space for customers and additional gates.

Even before the recent damage, the station is meant to be painted and deep cleaned, with new floor and wall tiling and improved signage.

A TfL spokesperson said: “This incident at Kentish Town station is being investigated by the police.”