EDL attack plan failed as Dewsbury rally ended early

A plan by Islamic extremists to target the English Defence League fell apart because the gathering in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, finished earlier than expected.

EDL supporters protest on the streets of Dewsbury.
EDL supporters protest on the streets of Dewsbury last June Credit: ITV Calendar

Police and security services had no intelligence about the planned attack on June 30 last year, although one of the would-be killers was under surveillance in relation to another terrorist plan.

Six men have pleaded guilty to a plot to attack the march. Credit: ITV Calendar

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Six plead guilty to EDL plot

Six Islamic extremists have pleaded guilty to plotting a deadly attack on an English Defence League rally.