Praise for traffic officer who foiled plot

The gang who plotted to attack an EDL rally in Dewsbury were well armed and intended to kill, according to Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale from West Midlands Police.

He said the fact that they were caught was a testament to one South Yorkshire traffic officer, who had just as much part to play in anti-terrorism as any specialist.

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Dewsbury EDL terror plot

The sentencing begins today for six men who have pleaded guilty to preparing to carry out an attack on a rally of the right wing group the English Defence League in Dewsbury.