Members of a right-wing protest group have vowed to ‘keep communities safe’ after they marched through a South Yorkshire town in response to the alleged rape of a young girl.
The South Yorkshire Casuals alongside other members of right-wing groups such as the English Volunteer Force - EVF - and the English Defence League, marched through Barnsley town centre on Saturday to demonstrate against the alleged rape by a ‘foreign’ suspect.
Chants of ‘England till I die’ and ‘dirty scum off our streets’ filled the air in Barnsley as shoppers looked on in confusion.
Dale Kelk, one of the South Yorkshire Casuals’ organisers addressed a crowd of over 100 after the march.
He said: “We’ve proved we can do this the right way.
“Our issue today was to raise the rape of that little girl in Barnsley - not in our town.
“We can talk about mass immigration and it doesn’t work.”
Speaking after the protests, Dale told The Star: “This is what the people of Barnsley want, not what the SYC wanted.
“What we will do as SYC is stand by people and if they feel a genuine fear in their community we will do what we have to do.
“What we want to see is a change for Barnsley and a change for the better.”
South Yorkshire Police said the event passed peacefully and there were no reports of disorder and no arrests were made.
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted in the Old Doncaster Road underpass on the evening of June 7.
Police said the suspect was reported to have had a foreign accent, brown skin, was aged about 30, 5ft 5ins, he was of slim build.
He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with red stripes and blue gloves.
He has been described as having dark blond hair, a short-cut greyish/black beard, sideburns and a goatee.
The offender also is described as having a large nose.
Police said that following the assault, it is believed the girl’s attacker fled towards Sheffield Road or Old Doncaster Road.
Anyon with information about the attack is urge to call 101 quoting incident number 1097 of June 7.
Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 500 1111.