FAKE blood has been sprayed across the steps of the Treasury in central London by Extinction Rebellion protesters.

The demonstrators parked an old fire engine outside the building and a pool of red liquid - said to be 396 gallons (1,800 litres) of water coloured with food dye - lay opposite the entrance.

Four protesters stood on top of the fire engine, which had a banner slung across it with the words "Stop funding climate death".