English Defence League protest: Man charged

A man has been charged following disorder at an English Defence League (EDL) march and counter-demonstration.

Police officers in protective gear dealt with a large gathering at Queensmere in Slough on Saturday.

A 26-year-old from Rugby, Warwickshire, was charged with using threatening/abusive/insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause fear of/provoke unlawful violence.

He has been released on bail, along with three boys, aged 15, 16 and 17.

During the demonstrations, one officer suffered facial injuries and another an injury to his leg.

Some town centre shops closed their doors.

Rob Anderson, leader of Slough Borough Council, said: "Hopefully, we can get back to normal in Slough now these groups have left our town."

A 15-year-old boy was released without charge.

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