Sadiq Khan told a Holocaust Memorial Day gathering that he will take a zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism.

The Mayor attended an event in Hyde Park to mark Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

More than 1,200 attendees gathered to commemorate the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

Speaking at the event the mayor said that Jewish communities are feeling unsafe in the UK and London and this must be met by a zero-tolerance approach.

He said: “There is no set path to leading us to lasting peace and enlightenment and if we’re not careful we can go backwards when we allow intolerance and hatred to fester.

“We must confront the reality that around the world anti-Semitism and hate-crime is on the rise again.”

He told the crowd that it is vital people take time out of their lives to remember, reflect and recommit to ensuring that our future generations learn about the dangers of where hatred and prejudice can lead.

Speakers at the event also included Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Israeli envoy to the UK Mark Regev.

Rabbi Mirvis urged strong political leadership in fighting anti-Semitism.

He said: “Responsible leadership is always necessary to fight against the scourge of anti-Semitism and all evils within out society. We are witnessing a worrying increase of anti-Semitic sentiment and activity throughout the continent, including here in Britain.”