Policing the EDL March in Bristol cost nearly £500,000

The cost of policing the march by the English Defence League and a counter-demonstration in Bristol last month was almost half a million pounds, according to new figures.

Avon and Somerset Police called in help from 23 other forces, using a total of 1,100 officers. 16 arrests were made.

There was a strong police presence at the marches on 15th July Credit: ITV West

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