Police plan for major animal rights demo

POLICE have moved to reassure Horsham residents and businesses in the build-up to a major animal rights demonstration planned for the town.

Sussex Police has held talks with march organisers to encourage them to work with officers to ensure a peaceful and lawful protest.

For full details on the march, including the route, see this week's County Times newspaper.

Chief inspector Steve Black, Horsham district commander, said his key aim was to minimise disruption to residents, shoppers and businesses and to maintain public safety.

He encouraged the people of Horsham to carry on with their normal arrangements for a Saturday.

The march through Horsham will start at 12.30pm on Saturday April 26.

Chief inspector Steve Black said all shops, businesses and markets would be open for business as usual.

"We will maintain regular contact with the organisers in the run up to the event," he said.

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