The London Mayor Boris Johnson has said stories that he is planning to be Prime Minister should be "knocked on the head".
During an argument with the London Assembly Chair Jennette Arnold, he laughed off a suggestion that he was "being prime ministerial".
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Two members of the public were injured along with two police officers who were in the unmarked vehicle.
Scotland Yard recorded 1,235 Islamophobic attacks in the last 12 months, compared with 811 in 2015.
Officers say the child, aged two, was targeted in the Lewisham Shopping Centre.