Almost 700 police officers and staff were pulled in from all areas of the force to manage the latest EDL march in Walsall in August which it today emerged has cost just over £42,000.

This follows a bill for £60,000 for police to manage a similar march by members of All Football Fans/Firms Against Islamisation (AFFFAI) in Dudley in June.

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