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31 men jailed over EDL demonstration 'orgy of violence'

Thirty one men from across the UK have been jailed for between two years nine months to one year and two months for their part in disorder in English Defence League (EDL) demonstration. The men, aged between 18 and 59, were handed down sentences at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

The men were jailed for disorder. Credit: ITV News Central

Robin Allen, Senior Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

“Those engaged in such reprehensible conduct paid little regard to what they were doing or who they were attacking, as during their orgy of violence, a number of their own EDL stewards, as well as police officers, were seriously injured."

More than 600 supporters of the EDL held a demonstration in the town centre on 29 September 2012.