The Daily Telegraph

Leicester police call for calm after disorder


A police chief called for calm yesterday following three weeks of unrest following a cricket match between Pakistan and India.

In the latest outbreak two men were arrested after “serious disorder” on Saturday night and yesterday morning, in the East Leicester area.

One man was held on suspicion of possession of a “bladed article”.

Leicesters­hire Police said large crowds of young men took to the streets for an “unplanned protest”.

Acting Chief Constable Rob Nixon appealed: “We are calling for calm.” Extra police have been on patrol since the Asia Cup cricket match on Aug 28.

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