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As well as protecting people and property - and training David Beckham to drive a speedboat for the Olympics - the Marine Policing Unit at Wapping has another client base - the river's varied wildlife.

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Police have arrested 12 men following an audacious attempt to take control of a computer at a bank in Rotherhithe.

The men, aged between 23 and 50, are being questioned over the allegation of conspiracy to steal from Santander, based in the Surrey Quays shopping centre.


Saturday's English Defence League demonstration and the counter-protest organised by United Against Fascism saw police arrest 300 people.

Among them was Stephen Lennon - otherwise known as EDL leader Tommy Robinson who was taken into custody by officers for a public order offences.


The Metropolitan Police have banned the English Defence League from entering Tower Hamlets this weekend due to a threat of "serious disorder".

The group had planned to march from London Bridge to Whitechapel Road on Saturday but the Met has decided it would stop the procession going into the east London borough.


A charity walk organised by English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been banned from Tower Hamlets by the Met Police.

The police have also told those taking part they cannot congregate at Woolwich on Saturday and will instead be restricted to Westminster.

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