March 10 2014 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Monday, March 7, 2011
A protest staged in a bid to stop the opening of a mosque in Dagenham passed off peacefully on Saturday.
Fifty people joined the demo from Chadwell Heath Station to Green Lane in Dagenham, where a community centre and Muslim place of worship is to be unveiled by the autumn.
Twenty police supervised the protest led by the English Nationalist Alliance.
The English Defence League is planning another demonstration in Green Lane this Saturday and the British National Party the following Saturday.
A police officer has been bitten while arresting two men in Dagenham for possession of what is believed to be 135 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.
The fire brigade “tricked” its firefighters into breaking a national strike by exaggerating the scale of a Dagenham scrapyard blaze, apparent secret documents obtained by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) suggest.