Bolton suspect faces court after EDL protest in Birmingham

Arrests were made across the country following leads from an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme

Arrests were made across the country following leads from an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme

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A 20-YEAR-OLD man faces a charge of violent disorder at an English Defence League Protest.

Thomas Nelson, of Seaforth Road, Astley Bridge, was arrested after a protest in Birmingham City Centre in July last year.

The men were arrested as part of a nationwide operation to trace and identify people involved in the violence during the protest.

About 2,000 protesters gathered on the day, with EDL supporters meeting in Centenary Square and those staging a counter demonstration meeting in Chamberlain Square.

Arrests were made across the country following leads from an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme in January.

The 20 men will appear before magistrates in Birmingham next week charged with violent disorder, West Midlands Police said.

A total of 31 people have been identified from the images of 57 people released during last month's appeal.

Six men have been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A team of detectives is working to trace the remaining suspects, police said.

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