The cost of policing this weekend's demonstrations by the EDL and Grantham Solidarity Network is being totted up by Lincolnshire Police. No arrests were made during the event.
Lincolnshire Police has confirmed that no arrests were made during or in the aftermath of a demonstration by the English Defence League and a counter demonstration by Grantham Solidarity Network. The cost of policing the event is still unknown at this stage.
Two simultaneous protests in Grantham today have passed off peacefully. The English Defence League took to the streets to voice opposition to a planned Islamic cultural centre in the town. A counter demonstration rallied against extremism, as Tina Gelder reports.
Lincolnshire police on duty in Grantham say two opposing protests which took place in the town passed off peacefully. Around 250 officers - some drafted in from other forces - were on duty.
The English Defence League were in the town protesting against plans to build an Islamic Community Centre. Grantham Solidarity Network staged a counter protest.
Two opposing protests are underway in Grantham. Around 200 members of the English Defence League are demonstrating against plans to build an Islamic Cultural Centre in Grantham. They marched into town chanting various slogans and were quickly tunnelled by police to a cordoned off area.
Just metres away members of the Grantham Solidarity Network are saying extremist views are not welcome in their town. It is estimated around 250 police officers, some drafted in from other forces, are on duty. So far the protests are passing peacefully.
Around 200 police officers are on duty in Grantham today as two demonstrations take place in the town in the next hour . Members of the English Defence League will be staging a protest against plans to build an Islamic Cultural Centre.
At the same time a counter demonstration by the Grantham Solidarity Network is taking place a few metres away.
– Councillor Charmaine Morgan, South Kesteven District Council
"We do not want extremism in our town. Planning issues need to be decided by local people."
1150 - Saturday - Protestors arriving in Grantham & engaging with the police & there are no issues. Supt Keiran English Lincs Police