Police Contacts for EDL Bradford protest

26th August, 2010

Due to previous and current threats from the English Defence League and Casuals United and a history of violence against journalists and photographers, West Yorkshire Police have issued two phone numbers all journalists attending should carry with them.

  • Nigel Swift – 07900 050353
  • Andy Smith – 07709 398664

Nigel and Andy are both Press Liason Officers, their main role is to ensure good police/press relations on the day. Any emergency such as attacks should firstly go through police officers on the ground, but they have asked to be kept informed of any attacks on journalists.

Andy Smith will also give a briefing for the media at 1000 on the day at the Jacob’s Well car park in the centre of Bradford. The main West Yorkshire Police Press Office number is 01924 292045.

The NUJ Emergency Legal number is 0800 5877530, this is for NUJ members who need legal emergency legal assistance only.

4 Responses:

  1. tash says:

    Hi Jason and fellow photographers – just a note to say that if anyone has pics or video from the day that they wouldn’t mind letting UAF use for free, that would be hugely appreciated.

    Please send pics or link to me on tash@uaf.org.uk with a note to say how you would like to be credited. I can also link to your website, but please note that for safety reasons you may not want to be linked if your contact details are on your site.

    Many thanks

    UAF web admin (and NUJ member)

  2. Carl says:

    The London Photographers Branch

    Well it even looks like the media are travelling far and wide like the EDL and UAF. Yet again even more people with no connection at all to Bradford wanting to come here to damage the reputation of this city.

    You have no connection to this city so why destroy us with your reports and snap shots of two extremists groups (yes the UAF as well as EDL). These will not reflect what Bradford its actualy like.

    Whether your after the quick pay day or something for your portfolio, I don’t consider you should be coming here to give these other non Bradfordians the time of day.

    Thank you as you document the downfall of city. May you not sleep at night nowing how your photographs give publicity to the extremists of the EDL and UAF.

  3. Larry Herman says:

    Leica UK update

    The dismantling of Leica UK continues with the appointment of a new CEO to insure the company’s retreat.

    As of now, all repairs will be accepted at the Bruton Street (London) shop and sent to their factory in Germany. Accounts and sales remain in Milton Keynes, but for an unpublished short time. Despite large-scale redundancies, there will continue to be a warehouse in MK and where Leica will only do business with dealers. That, too, will soon change, no doubt.


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