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Arrests after troop support march

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray after disorder at a Support the Troops march in Luton.

The event on 24 May was held after a protest by Muslim demonstrators during a homecoming parade for the Royal Anglian Regiment earlier in the year.

A man, 23, of Caddington, near Luton, and a 21-year-old, from the Luton area, were arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed pending further inquiries.

A Bedfordshire Police spokeswoman said further arrests were anticipated.

Det Sgt Maz Wheeler said: "These arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into the events of 24 May and are the result of extensive inquiries and review of the CCTV from the day."

At the time of the disturbance on 24 May, police said up to 400 people had set off on a peaceful march.

But a group broke away, police said, after which an Asian man was assaulted, a shop window was smashed and several cars were damaged.

Nine people were arrested by police who attended the march.

Police said a man was subsequently charged with possessing an offensive weapon after stones were found in his pockets, while a woman was charged with breaching an anti-social behaviour order.

Another man was given an £80 fixed penalty notice for a public order offence.



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