Nottingham beach closed because of EDL demonstration

Nottingham's beach attraction in the Old Market Square Credit: Andrew Matthews / PA Archive/Press Association Images

The beach in Nottingham's Old Market Square will be closed today because of a demonstration planned in the city by the English Defence League.

The city council has taken the decision to shut the popular tourist attraction because of concerns about the safety of children and families.

The demonstration will start around 12:30pm at Castle Wharf and will make its way around streets in the city centre before it finishes later in the afternoon at King Street.