The Star of David on a statue of Amy Winehouse in Camden has been covered with a sticker of a Palestinian flag - in an act slammed as antisemitic.

Police are investigating the incident involving the monument, which was unveiled in Stables Market in 2014, three years after the singer's death.

Amy Winehouse, who was Jewish, was born in Southgate and lived the last years of her life in Camden.

On the social media site X, user Heidi Bachram posted an image of the sticker. She said: "The Amy Winehouse statue has stood undisturbed and respected for years.

"It has her Star of David necklace out and proud.

"Until today when a pro-Palestinian defaced her Jewishness with a sticker.

"This is GROSS antisemitism."

It was clear to Ms Bachram that the sticker's placement was not arbitrary.

She added: "Whoever defaced the Amy Winehouse statue did it with the intention to cover up her Jewishness.

"They didn’t put it on her top.

"They put it over her Star of David."

Hen Mazzig, a writer who describes himself as Israeli, also posted on X. He wrote: "Defacing a statue of the late Amy Winehouse because she wore a Jewish star necklace is truly disgusting.

"If you can’t stand to look at a symbol of Judaism on a memorial for a Jewish singer because of your dislike for the Israeli government, perhaps the antisemitism and Israel thing is more connected than you think..."

The Campaign Against Antisemitism has confirmed the removal of the sticker.

A spokesperson for the coalition emphasised the current climate Jews are facing in Britain, saying: "Right now, 69% of British Jews say that they are less likely to show visible signs of their Judaism right now.

"When even a statue of a Jewish person can't get away with it, is that any surprise?"

Scotland Yard said they are making enquiries with Camden Market to establish the circumstances of the situation.

A spokesperson said: "We are aware of an image being shared on social media which shows the statue of Amy Winehouse in Camden Market with a pro-Palestinian sticker placed over the Star of David.

"We know this will have caused upset to many people."