Health chiefs have agreed to consider the future of a controversial statue celebrating the founder of one of London's top hospitals.
Thomas Guy made a fortune from business deals including a large shareholding in a company selling slaves.
Anti-racism campaigners have demanded the removal of the statue from its prime position in a courtyard next to Guy's Hospital, south London.
The hospital trust has agreed to co-operate with a commission set up by London mayor Sadiq Khan to review statues and street names linked to slavery.
A statue of merchant Robert Milligan, also involved in slavery, was last night taken down from its pedestal in London's docklands.