KFC Wimbledon branch has closed for maintenance six days after a rat was sighted in the store.

Windows have been covered up with black bin-liners and a sign on the front door says the store is closed for "repair work".

Wimbledon Guardian:

Message to customers at KFC's Wimbledon branch

A KFC spokeswoman said the maintenance work is completely unrelated to last week's rat incident.

She said: "We have temporarily closed the KFC restaurant in Wimbledon to undertake necessary maintenance work to the building.

"We hope to re-open very soon and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

KFC customers have been advised to visit the next closest store in Colliers Wood.