Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’

The mayor of London has said it is “tough” to have 24/7 protection but that it is necessary because of the “colour of his skin and the god he worships”.

Sadiq Khan told a fringe event at Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that when he was first elected mayor in 2016 he rejected the suggestion of having police protection, but that the risks to those around him had persuaded him to relent.

It comes after Mr Khan was criticised in a newspaper article for travelling in a convoy of three vehicles to Battersea Park, which is four-and-a-half miles from his home, to take his dog Luna for a walk.

But he said that decision had been made on police advice.

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