Protestors rally outside hotel used for refugees

Exterior of Britannia Hotel, Almond Brook Road, Standish

Exterior of Britannia Hotel, Almond Brook Road, Standish

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A mass of protestors gathered outside a Wigan hotel to campaign against refugees being housed in the area.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were called to Britannia Hotel, in Almond Brook Road, in Standish, shortly before 3pm on Saturday to maintain peace.

A group of around 20 people had met with placards voicing their opposition to asylum seekers in the borough.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “We received a called at 2.50pm from Britannia Hotel about a protest against refugees residing at the address.

“Police attended. No arrests were made. They were not directly outside the hotel. There were no offences and it was a peaceful protest.

“It concluded at 4.30pm.”