In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a Barnet-based financial adviser has offered his entire home in Poland as refuge to fifteen Ukrainians who fled their country.

Filip Slipaczek, who was born in the UK and is of Polish and Irish ancestry, offered the accommodation at his home in the Tatra Mountains next to a village called Szczawa, which is an hour's drive from Poland’s second-largest city, Kraków.

In light of the ongoing conflict, the 63-year old who is based in New Barnet, last month also met with Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers in an effort to urge UK foreign secretary Liz Truss to send more foreign aid to Poland, weeks after Warsaw’s mayor said it was "overwhelmed".

Mr Slipaczek had a 30-minute Zoom call with Ms Villiers, after which the Conservative MP agreed to send a letter to the foreign secretary asking her to send more foreign aid to Poland.

Mr Slipaczek said: "The UK government may be giving Ukraine guns and armour – as are the Poles.

"However, when it comes to physical help for the refugee crisis in Poland, very little has been given."

More than 300,000 Ukrainians have so far fled to Warsaw, Poland’s capital, since the Russian invasion, increasing its population by around 15 per cent and severely pressurising the city’s services.