More than 1,200 extra police on the streets to guard ‘key locations’ as EDL thugs exploit tragedy

More than 1,200 additional police officers took to the streets last night amid heightened fears of further violence targeted at the Muslim community by far-Right groups.

Officers were guarding “key locations” in  London, including religious venues and transport hubs, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said.

Leave for officers has been cancelled following ugly scenes in Woolwich involving the  English Defence League and a spate of attacks on mosques elsewhere in England on Wednesday night.

Daily Mail, 24 May 2013