EDL stage protest in Rotherham

The far-right English Defence League have staged a demonstration in Rotherham town centre in protest at the chid sex abuse scandal. A counter demonstration by United Against Fascism will be held at the same time.The cost of policing the protests was in excess of £1m, South Yorkshire police have revealed.

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Arrest as Rotherham mosque attacked

A glass door has been smashed at a Rotherham mosque during a day of protests in the wake of the child sex exploitation scandal.

South Yorkshire Police say 10 people have been arrested during the day, including a 20-year-old man from Mexborough who has been questioned on suspicion of damage to a mosque.

An 18-year-old man from Rotherham has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer. A 34-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman from Rotherham were arrested on suspicion of causing racially and religiously aggravated fear, alarm and distress.

Three men from Newark, Cambridge and Nottingham were arrested from a vehicle in the Wickersley area on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening behaviour. A 25-year-old man from Wigan has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. And a 40-year-old man from Middlesborough has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Police say two 26-year-old men received injuries believed to be minor and were taken to hospital. Senior officers say around 1,000 people from various groups walked through the town. They say there were "sporadic outbreaks of disorder."

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