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Police cost of BNP event 250,000

Derbyshire Police spent 250,000 policing a British National Party (BNP) annual festival in the summer.

The money was spent on staff and overtime, planning for the operation and the use of the police helicopter at the event at Denby on 18 August.

About 250 officers, including some armed with batons were deployed, as well as dogs.

More then 30 arrests were made after about 40 demonstrators clashed with riot police outside the event.

Earlier that day some 700 demonstrators from Notts Stop the BNP, the TUC and Unison took part in a march from the nearby village of Codnor.



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