Six arrested at EDL protest in Calderdale

SIX people were arrested during Saturday’s English Defence League (EDL) protest in Halifax.

SIX people were arrested during Saturday’s English Defence League (EDL) protest in Halifax.

During the protest West Yorkshire Police said one officer was injured and suffered a dislocated shoulder during the operation at Eureka.

A spokesman said: “Police had to use protective equipment, as some people broke out of the area, but restored order quickly.”

There were approximately 450 English Defence League supporters in Calderdale and 70 counter demonstrators.

There was also a heavy police presence in Brighouse to ensure public order.

Among those arrested was a 21-year-old Bradford man, who was charged with possession of an offensive weapon in Halifax town centre.

A 17-year-old Bradford youth was charged with assaulting a police officer and threatening behaviour.

A 29-year-old man from Stafford, was given a penalty notice for disorder and a 25-year-old Pontefract man, detained for breaching bail conditions.

Two teenagers, 14 and 16, were arrested for public order offences but were released without charge.

 

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