At least 15,000 people have descended on Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in London as part of an anti-lockdown demonstration.

Attendees of the We Do Not Consent rally have been urged to abide by coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence will not be tolerated…

Commander Ade Adelekan, who is leading the Met operation, said while there is ‘great frustration’ at the regulations, a large midday protest could put the health of protesters and their contacts at risk.

He said: ‘I know there is great frustration to these regulations but they have been designed to keep everyone safe from what is a lethal virus.