Two in court after Dewsbury EDL demo

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TWO men who were arrested during a demonstration in Dewsbury have appeared in court.

Police made five arrests when the English Defence League held a demonstration outside Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday June 30.

On Wednesday, 20-year old Gary Wellings, of Dudley, was convicted of using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs at Kirklees Magistrates Court.

Magistrates also dealt with Kevin Smith, 53, of Brierley Hill in the West Midlands.

He must pay a £150 fine, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge after he admitted possessing mephedrone.

A drug forfeiture and destruction order was also made.

One of the other men arrested was jailed last week for two offences.

The two others were released on police bail. One was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and the other for possessing an offensive weapon.