Residents praised following demonstrations in Berwick

Police have praised the conduct of Berwick residents following planned protests held in the town today.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 01 October, 2016, 18:32
News from Northumbria Police

The Scottish Defence League (SDL) and the North East Infidels (NEI) carried out an anti-immigration rally.

A counter protest organised by Berwick Unites Against Fascism, supported by Berwick Trades Union Council, also took place this afternoon.

Extra officers were in the town today and sections of roads were closed for short periods of time.

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Northumbria Police Temporary Superintendent Peter Storey said: “The residents of Berwick greatly assisted us today. Their conduct and patience was exemplary, helping a potentially difficult event pass safely.

“By successfully coming together, and through careful planning with officers from the neighbourhood team, the event passed without significant incident – a testament to the fantastic community spirit we’re proud to have in this town.”