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Police continue to investigate criminal damage offences
12:10pm Wednesday 21st July 2010 in News
WEST Midlands Police is continuing to investigate a number of criminal damage offences which occurred during the English Defence League protests on Saturday.
Around 20 offences have been recorded to date, of criminal damage caused to cars and premises in the town.
Among the premises attacked were residential homes around Alexandra Street, cars parked in roads surrounding Stafford Street, restaurants on Wolverhampton Street and the Hindu Temple.
Many of these locations saw windows smashed, and damage caused to fencing. A couple of vehicles were damaged as they were targeted whilst being driven through the town.
Dudley North Sector Inspector, Richard Jones,said: "Violence and criminal damage of this nature is totally unacceptable in out town.
"All of the victims of this behaviour are innocent people who were either living, working or passing through the area at the time of the protest.
"It will be investigated thoroughly and every effort will be made to identify offenders and bring them to justice."
A total of 21 people were arrested in Dudley town on Saturday for various offences relating to disorder. They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.