A Brockley man who attacked a police officer during a Black Lives Matter protest was warned he faces two years behind bars.

Daniel Jordan, 22, admitted one charge of violent disorder in relation to the demonstration in central London on Saturday June 6 last year when thousands of people took to the streets.

Protestors came out in reposes to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jordan was one of several activists who attacked an officer in Whitehall during the protest.

He was due to be sentenced, but a District Judge decided his crime was serious enough to warrant a sentence of at least two years - meaning he will be sentenced at the Crown Court at a later date.

Deputy District Judge Michael Snow, summarising video shown to the court, said: “There' s a strike on the officer, a second strike at the officer, then he hits out at the officer again.

“My powers are not sufficient, I’m afraid. We’ll commit it to the Crown Court for sentence. It has a starting point of two years imprisonment.”

Sudara Weerasena, prosecuting, reading a statement from the injured officer, said: “I sustained bleeding and swelling around my nose.

"I was also dazed for a while and decided to remain on duty to support my colleagues.

“In my opinion, I have witnessed some of the worst violence I have encountered.”

Ms Weerasena added: “One of the individuals has been identified as this defendant.”

Jordan will appear at Southwark Crown Court on a date yet to be fixed. He was released on conditional bail.