4:07pm Wednesday 25th March 2009
Police attended reports of a disturbance in the marketplace at 1pm, where BNP members had set up a campaign stall in front of the war memorial.
A 19-year-old man from Barrow has been charged with affray.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call PC Simon Eyres at Kendal Police on 0845 3300 247.
Police were called to the scene on Stricklandgate after an altercation between BNP leafleters and members of the public.
A spokesman for the BNP said the party were planning to field candidates in each of Cumbria’s districts, including South Lakeland, during the forthcoming local elections.
For full story and reaction, see Friday’s Westmorland Gazette.