The Home Secretary has issued a plea to the people of Harrow to stay away from planned protests in Wealdstone this Sunday.

Alan Johnson MP said the best thing for residents to do is to stay away from Harrow Central Mosque and leave marshalling of anti-fascist and Islamophobic rallies to the proper authorities.

He said: "The message is you don't need to turn up in order to safeguard the right for people to go about their business and to go to prayer at the mosque.

"Police will be there to do that. You don't need to turn up to demonstrate against a demonstration."

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