PROTESTERS in support of a Barrow teenager at the centre of sexual abuse claims gathered outside the town’s police station on Saturday to demand justice.

The protesters met at Barrow’s Hollywood Retail Park at 1pm before making their way to the police station with signs and air horns.

The crowd of around 80 people yelled “What do we want? Justice - when do we want it? Now!” as they marched towards the station.

After momentarily chanting outside the station, the group proceeded to take part in a five minute silence.

This was followed by a speech criticising the police.

A post on social media prior to the protest from an organiser encouraged people to "make as much noise as we can" and said “Show them we are not going to be silenced”.

It also asked people to maintain social distancing and not to block police exits.

A viral social media post, published by the young woman, has been shared thousands of times and has led to a groundswell of support.

Other public protests have also taken place in support of the teenager in May and earlier this month.

Far right activist Tommy Robinson attended two of these previous gatherings.

Robinson was one of four men arrested after reports of an assault at one of the protests at Hollywood Retail Park on June 4. He was later released on police bail.

You can see a video clip of Saturday's protest at