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Norwich man arrested during English Defence League march appears in court

14:08 27 November 2012

A burglar was chased by police in Long Stratton, a court heard

A burglar was chased by police in Long Stratton, a court heard

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A man who was arrested during an English Defence League march in Norwich and charged with using threatening words or behaviour has been fined.

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Matthew Berryman, 28, of Astell Road, Norwich, appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to the offence on November 10. He was ordered to pay a £150 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Four arrests were made during the march to City Hall and counter-march by the We Are Norwich group.

Around 400 officers from 11 police forces were drafted in as part of a large-scale operation to ensure the protests passed off peacefully.

Scott Maddox, 22, of Beecheno Road, Norwich, was charged with possession of an offensive weapon. He has been bailed to appear in court on Friday<30>.

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