Coventry & Warwickshire

Nuneaton EDL demo policing 'cost £250,000'

Protesters in Nuneaton
Image caption At the time, police said the protests "passed off without major incident"

The cost of policing an English Defence League (EDL) march in Warwickshire last year totalled £250,000, a report says.

The event in Nuneaton in November was attended by 1,000 EDL members and 150 people in a counter demonstration, the police authority report said.

The operation was the biggest of its kind in Warwickshire for many years, the police authority said.

No-one was injured in the event. Ten people were arrested for a variety of offences.

Town centre businesses were not disrupted, the report stated.

The information was discussed at a police authority meeting on Wednesday.

The costs of the operation, called Operation Cavendish, are not yet finalised but expected to be in the region of £240,000 to £250,000, the authority said.

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