Hundreds of Britain First supporters are expected to descend on Dudley on Saturday (May 9) but the leader has told anxious business owners "there is no need to cease trading".

The far right political party will assemble at Flood Street car park at 1pm before marching to the steps of Dudley Council House, Priory Road, to protest plans for a new mosque.

When the EDL held a similar protest in February, many worried town traders boarded up their shops and refused to open for fear of their livelihoods being vandalised.

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