Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march

Members of Britain First marching in Rotherham
Members of Britain First marching in Rotherham
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Police investigating disruption in Rotherham after Saturday’s Britain First march are appealing for people to send them videos and photos from social media.

South Yorkshire Police announced it is investigating a video appearing to show clashes with police on Wellgate after the protest, after The Star posted the amateur footage - SEE THE FOOTAGE HERE

The Britain First protesters in Rotherham

The Britain First protesters in Rotherham

At around 4.30pm, a group of people were reportedly involved in disorder near to the William Fry pub in Wellgate.

Bottles and bricks were thrown by individuals within the group and a number of people were assaulted, police said.

Five people were arrested including two men on suspicion of assault and one man for being drunk and disorderly.

All of the men were from Rotherham except one man from Grimsby.

The Britain First protesters in Rotherham

The Britain First protesters in Rotherham


A comprehensive review of CCTV in the local area is now underway and officers are keen to hear from anyone that was in the area at the time.

Temporary Detective Inspector Steve Brookes said: “We know that there is at least one video of the incident circulating on social media pages and I’d urge anyone who filmed or photographed the disorder to get in touch, as this could contain vital evidence.

“It is miraculous nobody was seriously injured and we want to reassure the local community that we are making extensive enquiries to identify the individuals involved.

“In addition to the CCTV trawl and the investigation of material on social media, we are carrying out house-to-house enquiries and speaking with local businesses.”

If you hold any information that could assist officers, please call 101 quoting incident number 230 of 5 September 2015.

If you have photographs or video footage that could help with the investigation, please email and quote the same incident number.