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.
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