'Leave' plane flies over Jo Cox memorial in Trafalgar Square and Twitter is outraged


Brexit campaigners have been branded "disgusting" after a plane carrying a banner urging people to vote to leave the EU interrupted a memorial service for Jo Cox.

It swooped overhead as crowds gathered in London's Trafalgar Square for the rally in tribute to the MP, who was killed last week.

The plane was carrying a banner with the word 'Leave' emblazoned on it.

Onlookers reportedly muttered that the stunt was "disgusting" as the plane repeatedly swooped overhead. Cox's husband Brendan was paying tribute to his wife on the stage below.

Brendan Cox, widower of murdered British MP Jo Cox makes a speech
(Alastair Grant/AP)

A spokesman for the official Vote Leave campaign denied it was its plane. And the other pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU has also denied responsibility.

But people on Twitter, including Labour MP Stella Creasy, are outraged.