Scotland Yard has spent at least £1 million policing rallies led by Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary since last year, it was claimed today.

Figures passed to the Standard show the force has spent £261,746 since January 2014 on demonstrations outside Regent's Park Mosque.

Just one protest near its gates — where Choudary has led a number of rallies — cost £84,401 to police.

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