PROTESTERS took part in a vigil outside the MBDA missile manufacturing site at Logistics North yesterday.

A total of 13 supporters of the Bolton Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Stop the War group — nine from Bolton and four from the nearby area — held up signs outside the weapons site in Over Hulton yesterday morning.

The campaigners were protesting against the sale of UK bombs, bomber aircraft and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the bombing of Yemen, to coincide with the opening of the massive Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in London.

More than 100 people were arrested in London as they tried to stop weapons firms from setting up shop at the world’s biggest arms fair last week, Scotland Yard said.

MBDA will be showcasing its new air defence system at the exhibition this week. Turn to Page 24 for more.