Soup kitchen attack protest in Great Yarmouth cancelled amid safety concerns

A group of volunteers have set up a mobile soup kitchen that is now operationg in Yarmouth.
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A group of volunteers have set up a mobile soup kitchen that is now operationg in Yarmouth. David Cosby, Gary Ward, Victoria Seabright, Jake Filby and Diane Haworth. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Campaigners have cancelled a protest amid safety fears after over 1,000 people expressed an interest in attending.

A demonstration was to take place in Great Yarmouth Market Place a week after soup kitchen volunteers were alledgedly assaulted by a group of youths.

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In a statement on Facebook, the soup kitchen, Tribal Trust, said: 'It's just to big for us to organise and control safely. We are concerned about the safety of so many people. Sadly we must be sensible about this. We are still holding our soup kitchen and you are welcome to come down, have a chat, meet the team, try and raise some funds and plan for the future.'

Police were called to the Market Place on Friday night following reports two people, a man and woman, had been assaulted.

Two teenagers have since been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on bail until mid-April.

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