A man who was part of demonstrations during which groups of right-wing protesters sought to "protect statues" in central London, has admitted violent disorder.

Alfie Hubbard, 25, of Ryder Drive in south Bermonsdsey, was one of a large crowd of people gathered in the capital in June, as officers suffered "very deliberate abuse" while policing the gatherings, a court heard.

Hubbard, wearing a grey tracksuit, a navy and yellow jacket and a Nike baseball cap when he appeared at the Prospero House Nightingale court on Monday, entered a guilty plea to one count of violent disorder.

The protests, around Whitehall and Trafalgar Square on June 13, took place following global Black Lives Matter (BLM) marches, which were sparked by the death of George Floyd after being restrained by police in the US a month earlier.

Prosecutor Fer Chinner said: "The verbal abuse and aggression that was directed towards the police officers throughout different points of the march, in my submission, is relevant to putting the disorder in context in terms of the targeting of police officers, the very deliberate abuse that was directed towards them throughout the day.

"It wasn't simply one act of isolated violence."

Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC adjourned sentencing until January 13 at Southwark Crown Court.

Hubbard was released on bail with conditions including a curfew.