A Brexit campaigner standing for the English Democrats party has been found guilty of harassing former Conservative MP Anna Soubry.

Amy Dalla Mura, from Hove, has been convicted at Westminster Magistrates Court on three counts of harassment, including disrupting an event at a hotel in Bloomsbury where Ms Soubry was speaking.

She was also found guilty of posting online about her intention to 'have a word' with Ms Soubry outside the Cabinet Office, and disrupting a television interview in the Central Lobby of the Palace of Westminster.

Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation detectives contacted Dalla Mura and invited her on several occasions to attend a voluntary interview at a police station, but she refused.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, a warrant for her arrest was issued and she handed herself in to a central London police station on September 6.

Dalla Mura has been banned from entering the Broxtowe constituency in Nottinghamshire.

Police are committed to dealing robustly with incidents of harassment and abuse against anyone when it is a criminal offence. Officers will intervene appropriately where they hear or see breaches of the law.

Commander Adrian Usher, Metropolitan Police