More than 1,000 police on duty for EDL march

Groups,  including HOPE not Hate, Bradford Women for Peace, Bradford TUC, the Muslim Women's Council, Bradford Council for Mosques, Unison, Yorkshire and the Humber TUC,  hold celebration of Unity in City Park, Bradford, ahead of EDL demonstration.'11 October 2013.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Groups, including HOPE not Hate, Bradford Women for Peace, Bradford TUC, the Muslim Women's Council, Bradford Council for Mosques, Unison, Yorkshire and the Humber TUC, hold celebration of Unity in City Park, Bradford, ahead of EDL demonstration.'11 October 2013. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Around 1,300 police officers have been deployed as the English Defence League (EDL) plans to march through Bradford.

Estimates say that 200 demostrators from the EDL met at The Queen pub just outside Bradford Interchange and have begun making their way through the streets of the city centre.

The main protest is currently making its way along Bridge Street, Bradford.

A counter-demonstration at Urban fields, organised by We Are Bradford, largely made up of United Against Fascism members, has attraceted a few dozen people.

There are so far no reports of any incidents or trouble.

In response to the meeting the main entrance to Bradford Interchange, its car park and taxi rank will be closed throughout Saturday.

All acces will will be from the Nelson Street entrance with extra staff in attendance to ensure everyone’s safety.

Metro has apologised for any inconvenience caused by the plans.