September 28, 2011

Telford EDL march cost £350,000 to police

EDL members gather in Church Street, Wellington, for their protest
The cost of policing the English Defence League (EDL) protest in Wellington was almost £350,000, it was revealed this afternoon.

The figures, detailed in a report to go before West Mercia Police Authority tonight, show £300,000 was spent on additional resources from other forces.

Police chiefs say Operation Crown on August 13 was a success despite the major disruption it caused.

Shropshire Star

1 comment:

David H said...

If the antifacists did not turn up there would be no headlines, and less police costs.

We should be letting these people make a fool of themselves alone.