Winston McKenzie, the UKIP candidate for Croydon North, confirmed Nigel Farage would not be turning up because of concerns over safety.
Winston McKenzie said: "He's a responsible family man and political party leader. Certain situations you have to avoid... Croydon is unsafe and a dump."
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Camden Council is evacuating five tower in the Chalcots estate in north London, to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place.
Scotland Yard said it was taking action under public order laws over the marches "due to concerns of serious public disorder".
The Football Association says it is hoped that the match will raise around £1.25million for the victims.