Men from Dartford, Sidcup and Bexley have appeared in court accused of being part of a brawl involving Tommy Robinson supporters outside a central London pub.

Keith Waterhouse, 59, from Dartford, Mark Evans, 60, from Bexley and Michael Goodman, 58, from Sidcup appeared with six others charged with violent disorder.

Mark Barrington-Johnson, Leon Brady, Mark Evans, Michael Goodman, Nik Krunic, Derek O'Connor, Kevin Porter and Lee Elmer appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with violent disorder.

The charges relate to a fight outside the Westminster Arms pub in Storey's Gate, near the Houses of Parliament, on July 14 2018, the court heard.

A rally supporting Robinson and a counter-protest were held that day, which was also during the official visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK.

Prosecutor Robert Simpson said the men were part of the Free Tommy Robinson group and had met in central London before then clashing with an "opposing group" in a "large-scale disturbance" outside the pub.

The nine men spoke only to confirm their names and personal details during two short hearings at the court because they could not all fit in the dock at the same time.

The panel of magistrates declined jurisdiction and the men were released on unconditional bail to appear at Southwark Crown Court on February 5.