PROTESTERS have gathered in Abingdon this morning ahead of an expected secret visit of Theresa May.

A group holding anti-Brexit placards have gathered at Long Furlong Community Centre in Abingdon with the Prime Minister reportedly visiting at some point today.

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The purpose of Mrs May’s visit is not clear.

Pro-EU campaign group Oxford for Europe said it was having to reschedule its planned stall to protest at the PM's visit.

The last time Mrs May came to Abingdon she received a relatively mixed reception with one resident berating the PM about changes to support for disabled people.

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The visit was part of her election campaign tour in 2017.

Mrs May joined then local Conservative election candidate Nicola Blackwood for a whirlwind visit to the town.