Forty six arrests after EDL protest in Telford

Police arrested 46 people in the aftermath of a protest rally held by the English Defence League in Wellington.

Police arrested 46 people in the aftermath of a protest rally held by the English Defence League in Wellington.

Following a four-hour protest by the English Defence League in Wellington on Saturday, and a counter “unity” demonstration in the town, 10 people were charged with public order offences and three people were given cautions.

Other people arrested have been bailed pending further inquiries. Two people were due to appear at Telford Magistrates Court today.

Police confirmed there were “pockets of disorder” as up to 350 EDL members and 250 opposition protesters gathered in Wellington.[24link]