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12 forces to help police EDL protest

Police officers working at the EDL march in Peterborough in 2010 Photo: PA Images

Cambridgeshire police will be supported by colleagues from 11 forces from across the country as two protests take place in Peterborough tomorrow.

There will be specialist public order officers, dog units, horses and a helicopter deployed for the protests by the English Defence League (EDL) and the Peterborough Trades Union Council (PTUC).

There will also be extra community patrols throughout the city to provide reassurance to local people and deal with any incidents.

A number of community representatives, including youth workers and faith leaders, will act as key contacts on the day to ensure people are kept informed of the policing operation.

Forces providing support on the day will be Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, British Transport Police, Nottinghamshire, City of London, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

A multi-agency community group, involving police and the city council, has been set up to ensure the community are kept updated on information about the process and deal with any community concerns.

Members of the public with questions can email the group at to receive feedback and further information.

Cambridgeshire police and the city council will be using Twitter to keep people informed. To keep up-to-date follow @pborocops and@peterboroughcc

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