A man filmed tearing down floral tributes to a dead burglar revealed he received a letter from police warning his life is under threat.

Artist and musician Iain Gordon was filmed shouting "scumbag" as he tore down the shrine to 37-year-old career criminal Henry Vincent last Wednesday (April 11).

He said he received a 'threat to life' form from Met Police but still plans to protest outside Parliament today to "slag off" supporters of Vincent.

He said: "They made me sign a threat to life form that says I'm a serious target of the Vincent family.

"Of course I'm scared. Who wouldn't be scared? I don't want to die."

"On Thursday I was told by somebody who lives in Swanley that 'it's all over Swanley Market' that these guys - the Vincent family - were going to kill me, and take me on a one way trip down the coast."

Vincent was fatally stabbed by Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, during a botched burglary at the pensioner's semi-detached home in South Park Crescent, Hither Green.

Mr Gordon returned to the wrecked shrine on Saturday for a planned protest against supporters of Vincent.

Four other members of the public turned up, but didn't take part in the protest which was overseen by eight police officers and two police cars.

Meanwhile local residents warned of a "riot" if Vincent's family lead a horse drawn hearse past the home of Mr Osborn-Brooks as part of a rumoured £100,000 funeral.

A 37-year-old mum-of-three, who has lived in Lewisham for 30 years, said: "It will get nasty and I think there will be a riot.

"For me that's the worst thing, and there's more aggression.

"The police should stop it. If they don't, I think people should protest against the police.

"I'd be interested to see what funeral homes the Vincent family use, because they won't want their cars damaged because there will be a riot around the hearse."

Mr Gordon said of Vincent's funeral: "I'm going to cause as much disruption as possible - even if it means climbing on top of the funeral car and ripping the coffin out."

He added: "The police have told me I'm under threat, but they can't protect me.

"I should move house, apparently."