More EDL hooligans arrested

Seven people have been arrested for public order offences following clashes after a parade in Warwickshire.

About 1,000 people watched the Queen’s Gurkha Signals parade in Nuneaton on Sunday to mark the unit being given the Freedom of the borough.

The arrests happened when the English Defence League clashed with officers as they were ordered to disperse, police said. The force is now studying CCTV footage as part of its investigation.

Ch Insp Adrian Knight, from Warwickshire Police, said the parade itself passed off without incident. “Post parade there were several incidents of minor disorder which were dealt with,” he said.

The arrests were for possession of an offensive weapon, breach of the peace, failing to comply with a notice requiring someone to leave the locality and public order offences.

BBC News, 27 September 2010