A 'silent march' by an anti-Islamic group through Rotherham will be allowed to go ahead this weekend, police have confirmed.

South Yorkshire Police said the 'criteria required to prevent a procession' has not been met after an open letter was sent by representatives of the Muslim community in Rotherham asking the force's interim chief constable Dave Jones asking for the march to be called off.

The Pegida group, led by English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson, is planning a 'silent walk' in the town on Saturday afternoon in relation to the town's child sexual exploitation scandal.

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