Hundreds of people passionate about keeping greyhound racing in Wimbledon took their fight to City Hall this week.

Campaigners, some of whom flew in from Ireland especially, presented a letter to the deputy mayor, policy and planning, Sir Edward Lister, from the Irish government in support of plans to turn the stadium into the 'Royal Ascot' of greyhound racing.

Retired greyhounds and a limousine with a large greyhound model on the top attracted onlookers at the gathering on Monday, February 17.

Jonathan Hobbs joined campaigners at the 'Show of Passion.'

He said: "It was fantastic, there were more than 500 people there.

"People from all over the UK and Ireland were there.

"There is still a long way to go."

Plans to either redevelop the stadium for greyhound racing or allow AFC Wimbledon to build a football stadium are currently being decided by an independent inspector.

A decision is expected in April this year.