Woman denies trying to headbutt officer after South Shields EDL rally

CHARGES DENIED ... Holly Smallwood.

CHARGES DENIED ... Holly Smallwood.

A WOMAN is to stand trial over claims that she tried to headbutt a police officer after a protest by far-right groups in South Tyneside.

About 350 members of the English Defence League (EDL) and the North East Infidels (NEI) took part in a march through South Shields on August 31.

The two groups – who claimed they were there to ‘protest against radical Islam’s encroachment into the lives of non-Muslims’ – were met at Pier Parade by about 100 counter-protesters from South Tyneside Unites Against Fascism.


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