Jordan's King Abdullah cancels UK visit

King Abdullah of Jordan (right) was visited by David Cameron earlier this month. Credit: PA

Jordan's King Abdullah has cancelled his visit to Britain next week, the Foreign Office confirmed tonight.

It comes after thousands of protesters took to the streets in the Jordanian capital of Amman today to demonstrate about spiralling fuel costs.

The king was due to attend a series of functions next week in London and was also expected to meet Prime Minister David Cameron.

One man was killed and 75 injured in the wave of unrest across the country in recent days, which has seen protesters call for the king to be ousted.