An image of a man standing outside a Manchester mosque has gone viral.

Andrew Graystone decided to hold up a sign stating he would watch out for Muslims as they prayed outside the Madina Mosque in Levenshulme.

It follows the shocking murder of 49 people at mosques in New Zealand.

Andrew said: "I woke up on Friday morning and I heard the terrible news about the killings in the mosque in Christchurch in New Zealand.

"I began to think about how I would feel if I was a Muslim in Manchester going to Friday prayers today, perhaps feeling afraid or angry, and what small thing I could do to make a difference.

"You can either meet these things with either fear or friendship - that's the choice we have to make and in the end friendship wins."

Andrew's daughter said she was proud of her dad.

Many people were quick to thank Andrew for his kind gesture.