The Chinese government has "removed" a consul general and five of its officials involved in beating up a Hong Kong protester inside its Manchester consulate.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said his department had given a deadline of 14 December to the Chinese government

for six of its officials to have their diplomatic immunity waived so they could be questioned by British police.

He said: "In response to our request, the Chinese government have now removed from the UK those officials, including the consul general himself.

"This demonstrates that our adherence to the rule of law, the seriousness with which we take these incidents, has had an effect,

and we will continue on the world stage and domestically to abide by the rule of law, and we expect others to do likewise."