Police name roads set to be closed during EDL rally in city

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Closures are being put in place on a series of roads in Sheffield tomorrow when the English Defence League holds its latest rally in the city.

The right-wing group is demonstrating at Sheffield Lane Top, and South Yorkshire Police is shutting a series of streets from 1pm to 4pm.

Buchanan Road and Elm Lane will be closed, along with Hatfield House Lane from its junction with Barnsley Road and Shiregreen Lane.

Closures are also planned on Stubbin Lane, Barnsley Road and Deerlands Avenue.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police aim to keep disruption to residents, motorists and businesses to a minimum and will only close the roads if required.”

Earlier this week The Star revealed that the total bill for policing the rally could come to £800,000.