More than 5,000 people have filed a formal police complaint against far-right politician Geert Wilders after he led supporters in an anti-Moroccan chant after last month's local elections.

However, despite the volume of complaints, the public prosecution department said on Thursday the chance of prosecution is no greater than if there had been just one complaint.

'We look at the contents and what Mr Wilders exactly said and in which context,' the department said in a statement. 'In principle, one complaint is sufficient. We will take note that so many have been made but that will not influence what Wilders said or if he committed a crime.'

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