Two arrested after EDL attack on Newcastle anti-Jubilee protestors

Two men have been arrested after EDL members clashed with anti-jubilee protestors in a city centre flare-up.

Police launched an investigation after trouble broke out on Monday June 4 during a protest at the Monument, in Newcastle city centre, when firecrackers went off among a crowd of people. A teenage protestor suffered a slight injury and received hospital treatment before being discharged.

Now Anthony Crawford, 22, of Elmway, Chester-le-Street, has been charged with common assault and a public order offence. A 45-year-old man from South Tyneside was arrested on suspicion of affray and he has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Evening Chronicle, 14 June 2012

See also Sky Tyne and Wear, 14 June 2012