A licensee has spoken of her relief after her pub avoided being the scene of a clash between British National Party (BNP) supporters and anti-fascists.
Last week The Publican revealed how the licensees at the Whitmore Arms in Orsett, Essex, were shocked to discover literature had been distributed in the area suggesting a BNP meeting was being held at the pub. Anti-fascists had also warned that they would turn up on Saturday to confront BNP members.
Victoria Steadman, who runs the pub with her mum Margaret Orman, said: “Luckily nothing happened on the night but it did result in our takings being down by about a quarter. There was a big police presence in the village which we were really grateful for. Hopefully this is an end to it all now and we can just get on with running our business.”
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