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One arrest as right-wing protest passes off without incident

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Saturday 6 February 2016

A protest by right-wing movement Pegida passed off without major incident today with just a single arrest.

Around 200 members of the organisation staged a rally at Starley Way, in Birmingham International Business Park, between 2-3pm following a short parade from the nearby train station.

A small group of counter demonstrators gathered at the station but a robust policing operation – with West Midlands Police working alongside British Transport Police colleagues – ensured rival factions were kept apart and minimised the risk of any flashpoints. 

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Investigation launched after man dies

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Saturday 6 February 2016

A police investigation has been launched after a man died following an altercation outside a pub in West Bromwich.

Officers were called to reports of a disorder outside the Queens Head pub, Church Lane, at just before 11pm last night (Friday 5 February).

A man aged 61 was confirmed dead soon after and the scene has been sealed off for further investigations. 

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Largest cannabis factory in Coventry discovered at a former indoor market

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Friday 5 February 2016

The largest cannabis factory in Coventry has been discovered at a former indoor market following a police raid.

Drugs with a street value of more than £2 million were recovered after officers cut through shutters and secure doors to get into the premises.

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“We won’t tolerate trouble” police warn ahead of right-wing protest

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Friday 5 February 2016

West Midlands Police has finalised plans ahead of a protest by right-wing group Pegida UK tomorrow (Sat Feb 6) – and warned it will come down hard on anyone intent on causing trouble.

The force has been negotiating with organisers for several weeks and agreed a protest site in Birmingham International Business Park a short walk from Birmingham International railway station.

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