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Two charged over trouble at march

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Police arrested some of the suspected troublemakers who joined the peaceful march

Two of nine people arrested over alleged disorder at a protest march in Bedfordshire have been charged and one has been given a fixed penalty fine.

The march in support of the armed forces took place in Luton on Sunday.

Police said a man was charged with possessing an offensive weapon after stones were found in his pockets.

A woman was charged with breaching an anti-social behaviour order and another man was given an £80 fixed penalty notice for a public order offence.

The man charged over the stones will appear at Luton Magistrates' Court in due course, Bedfordshire Police said.

The other six people arrested, all men, have been bailed without charge pending further inquiries.

Studying CCTV footage

Earlier this year Muslim demonstrators protested during the Royal Anglian Regiment's homecoming parade in Luton.

Police said up to 400 people set off on a planned peaceful protest on Sunday in response to the earlier demonstration.

Officers said an Asian man was assaulted, a shop window was smashed and several cars were damaged in the town centre after a group broke away.

Bedfordshire Police said officers were studying CCTV footage and that further arrests could be made in the coming days.



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