- Metropolitan Police officer confronted by hate preacher in East London
- Constable is asked: 'Are you a member of the EDL or BNP or something?'
- Video claims to show 'subsequent' footage of policeman without the band
- Metropolitan Police allows its staff to wear such pin badges and wristbands
A Metropolitan Police officer appears to have taken his Help for Heroes wristband off after being grilled by a hate preacher in East London who said he should not be displaying a 'political agenda'.
The constable is filmed on Green Street, Forest Gate, being taunted for wearing the band which supports British soldiers and is asked: 'Are you a member of the EDL or BNP or something?'
Constable Allerston is later seen standing on the same street without the band on after a caption flashes on screen reading: 'As you will see from the next clip, the officer subsequently removed the wristband.'
The timeline of events in the video cannot be confirmed as correct and The Metropolitan Police said they do not have enough information to comment on the incident.
Support: The hate preacher confronts the uniformed police officer in Forest Gate, East London, for wearing a Help for Heroes wristband
Removed: The two minute-long video later cuts to what is alleged to be a subsequent shot of Constable Allerston (pictured) without the band on
The clip which was uploaded to YouTube on June 13 by Abu Isa but it is unclear when the incident took place.
It featured firebrand hate preacher Anjem Choudary who has previously described ISIS territory in in Iraq and Syria as a 'kind of utopia'.
Choudary asks the policeman: 'You are not supposed to support the British Government in their foreign policy are you? And you have a band where you are supporting the soldiers of this country.'
'It's not really relevant, is it?' answers the police constable who shifts uncomfortably when he is told he is on camera.
Choudary replies: 'Do you have an opinion on it? Why are you wearing it? Why are you supporting it and promoting it?'
Vile: Anjem Choudary (left) asks the uniformed policeman if he is a 'member of the BNP or EDL'
Noble: The Help for Heroes charity who produces the wristbands (pictured) provides support for wounded and sick soldiers, veterans and their families
'No opinion whatsoever, sir,' says Allerston who asks the hate preacher how long he plans on sticking around.
As he walks away from the policeman, Choudary says to the camera: 'Obviously he has no opinion. I'm not surprised. Obviously you don't need to be incredibly intelligent now to be an officer.'
A caption displayed on the screen then reads: 'As you will see from the next clip, the officer subsequently removed the wristband.'
Officers are entitled to wear Police Memorial Day badges, Royal British Legion Remembrance Day poppies and Help for Heroes badges and wristbands.
Constable Allerston will not be reprimanded for wearing the wristband, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police has told MailOnline.
He said: 'Our policy gives staff the choice wear pin badges and wristbands - one of those being the Help for Heroes badge or wristband.
'Wearing the wristband is a personal choice of the individual and its their choice when they want to wear or remove it.'
The Help for Heroes charity provides support for wounded and sick soldiers, veterans and their families.Why Is Anjem Choudary Allowed To Spew His Vitriolic Hate Speeches With Impunity?