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Monday, 27 February 2012

English Defence League to be sent bill for clean-up operation after rally

Leaders of the far-right English Defence League will be sent a bill for the clean-up after a demonstration in Greater Manchester.

Council officials will detail the cost of cleaning up following the march in Hyde by about 600 people before sending a bill to the group.


A senior source at Tameside council said: “We will be looking to recover our costs. We had to prepare the town for the march and clean it up afterwards.”


The EDL could also be sent a second bill from Greater Manchester Police.


Up to 370 officers were on the ground including mounted and riot cops to ensure the event passed off peacefully. 11 arrested as hundreds join EDL rally in Hyde The policing bill is estimated at £180,000, which will come out of the GMP budget.

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