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Residents reassured over planned demos

Thames Valley police are assuring people in Aylesbury they'll be making sure two demonstrations take place peacefully.

The English Defence League is planning to protest through the town centre on Saturday. While a counter-demonstration is also planned for the same day.

"Thames Valley Police recognises everyone's right to demonstrate peacefully, and our aim is to facilitate a peaceful demonstration.

"I recognise the impact that this demonstration may have on the people of Aylesbury going about their business on Saturday. As always, we and our partner agencies will be working to ensure that the impact on local people, businesses and visitors is minimised.

"I would ask for the support of all sections of the community to help us and our partners, to make sure these demonstrations pass by smoothly."

– Supt Wright

Sussex Police reveal anti-fracking protest cost

The final cost of policing the anti-fracking demonstrations in Balcombe has been disclosed as nearly £4 million pounds.

The figure revealed by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, including standard police salaries stands at £3.985 million.

She has submitted an application to the Home Office to recover the cost of the policing operation.