Police step up patrols after Orlando attack

Police are stepping up patrols in "prime locations" Credit: PA

Police have stepped up patrols in response to the attack in Orlando which left 49 people dead inside a gay nightclub, and are reviewing their policing of Pride in London.

"Prime locations" are seeing patrols stepped up, with police visiting gay clubs offering reassurance.

They say they have a "robust" policing plan for the annual Pride in London on June 25 in central London, but "there are a number of contingencies in place that will be reviewed".

Thousands of people gathered in Old Compton Street for a vigil Credit: ITN

The attacks at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday also left 53 people injured.

City Hall say an estimated 20,000 people attended a vigil in Old Compton Street on Monday to pay tribute to the victims.

The gunman Omar Mateen died at the scene of the attack.