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Suspect in EDL march trouble; Leicester hit by rucks.


A TYNESIDE man has appeared in court in Leicester accused of causing bother at a right-wing political march in the city.

Mark Turnbull, from Gateshead, was one of 17 people arrested when trouble broke on October 9 when around 1,000 members of the English Defence League staged a demonstration in the Midlands city. The 38-year-old of from Rawling Road, Bensham, appeared before Leicester Magistrates' Court yesterday where he denied using threatening, abusive or disorderly behaviour and resisting a police sergeant in the execution of his duty.

He will return to the court for a trial in January.

Mark Bircham, 23, of Wigston, Leicestershire, pleaded not guilty to using threatening, abusive or disorderly behaviour and assaulting a police officer.

Scott Kervin, 30, of Abergele, Wales, denied having an offensive weapon namely a pair of gloves containing ball bearings, and using threatening, abusive or disorderly behaviour. And Lee Whitby, 27 from Stokeon-Trent, denied using racially aggravated abusive words and will stand trial.

All the defendants were released on bail with the conditions that they do not attend any meetings of the English Defence League, The Scottish Defence League or the Welsh Defence League or go to any anti-Islamic meetings of more than three people.

After the hearings, a Leicestershire police spokesman said: "Investigations into other offences that took place that day are still ongoing as a team of officers look into crimes reported during and after the protests.

"Detectives are speaking to witnesses and examining CCTV evidence in a bid to identify more offenders."


ACCUSED Mark Turnbull outside court in Leicester
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 20, 2010
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