There will be a 'zero-tolerance' approach to hate crime the London mayor and Met police chief say.

The Mayor of London has called on people in the capital to "stand together" against hate crime, following a spate of incidents since the Brexit vote..

Last week the country voted to leave the European Union but London voted to stay.

Mayor Sadiq Khan

The mayor said Londoners must "respect their decision and work together now to get the best deal for London".

London is a diverse, global city where people from many different backgrounds live and work side-by-side in safety. That hasn't changed in the past few days but if people do have any concerns they should let the police know. We will investigate vigorously any reports of crime motivated by hatred.

Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

The mayor said he will work with police on a "zero-tolerance" approach to any attempt to hurt and divide communities.