Police prepare for EDL

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A KIRKLEES police chief claims it will be ‘business as usual’ in Dewsbury next weekend, despite a planned demonstration.

As we reported two weeks ago, the far-right English Defence League is planning action in the town on Saturday June 11.

A member of the Dewsbury division of the group said it was expecting hundreds of people to visit Dewsbury for the demonstration outside the town hall.

But this week Chief Supt John Robins, Divisional Commander of Kirklees Police said officers were prepared and working with organisers.

“We have received notification from local EDL members that they intend to hold a static demonstration outside Dewsbury Town Hall on the afternoon of Saturday June 11.”

He added: “West Yorkshire Police has a great deal of experience in policing these kinds of events and we are working with the council and communities to put plans in place.

My aim is to ensure it is business as usual for the traders, businesses and the people of Dewsbury on the day.”