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.