The FTSE 100 tailed off sharply on Friday afternoon as fears mounted that US president Donald Trump will retaliate against China over a sweeping national security law it approved for Hong Kong.
Trump was due to hold a news conference later on Friday, and markets began to fall after he simply tweeted 'CHINA!'.
The UK's benchmark index closed 2.29%, or 142.19 points, lower to 6,076.60.
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