Seven people have been arrested in Rotherham today as police acted to prevent a far-right protest.

South Yorkshire Police said it had prevent members of the South East Alliance (SEA) and other groups from protesting in Rotherham today after information posted on social media suggested a demonstration was planned. Officers said the Force had received no formal notification of a protest.

Officers said a significant number of people tried to travel into the county by car, coach and by rail. Twelve vehicles were prevented from entering Rotherham, nine from within South Yorkshire and three from outside the county.

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