The English Defence League has lost a last minute legal bid to overturn a police ban on it marching through the centre of an east London borough tomorrow.

The far right group wanted to demonstrate in the heart of Tower Hamlets, home to Britain's largest Muslim population and the large East London Mosque.

The Metropolitan Police had allowed it to protest but with strict conditions that meant any march would be held at the outskirts of the borough and close to Tower Bridge.

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