Boris Johnson was met by angry crowds as he left his London home on the morning the UK voted to leave the EU 51.1% to 48.9%. One of the key figures in the Leave camp was expected to give a few triumphant words following the Brexit victory but instead hurriedly made his way into his vehicle, surrounded by police after being met with Remain voters.

The crowd heavily booed the former Mayor of London as he dashed from his front door at his home in Islington, north London, with others shouting "scum" and "t**t" as he went by.

Some of the crowd also banged on his car as he drove away, to what is believed to be a central London location to deliver his Brexit speech. Videos on social media later showed Johnson's car being blocked by cyclists, some of who are riding the so-called 'Boris Bikes, as he attempted to drive down the road.

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The historic EU referendum vote saw more than 17 million people opt to leave the EU, a decision which immediately saw the pound drop to its lowest rate since 1985 and FTSE 100 plunging by over 8% to 5,808.72 within minutes.

The vote also sparked the resignation of David Cameron, who announced outside 10 Downing Street he will be stepping down as prime minister in October. He said: "I held nothing back, I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union and I made clear the referendum was about this and this alone – not the future of any single politician including myself.

"But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.

"I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. This is not a decision I've taken lightly but I do believe it's in the national interest to have a period of stability and then the new leadership required."

Johnson, one of the front runners to take over from Cameron as the next UK prime minister, has perpetually insisted that his opposing views is not part of a long-term plan to replace him as PM in Downing Street.