English Defence League meet-up in Calderdale

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DOZENS of members of the far-right English Defence League congregated in Sowerby Bridge this morning.

They arrived in coaches and mini-buses and planned to catch a train together ahead of a demonstration in Rochdale.

Sgt Darren Bedford, of Calderdale Police said officers were monitoring the situation.

“We have spoken to them and are getting more resources down there,” he said.

“They all intend to catch a specific train.”

The EDL organised the demonstration after a group of Rochdale men were brought before the courts for abusing young girls.