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Election 2010: Voters 'intimidated' by group at Stepney polling station

PUBLISHED: 12:14 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:58 05 October 2010

VOTERS have complained to police this morning over intimidation outside an east London polling station. Police were called to the polling station at Ben Jonson Primary School, Stepney, at just after 10am to investigate the reports. Paul Rhodes, from Ste

VOTERS have complained to police this morning over 'intimidation' outside an east London polling station.

Police were called to the polling station at Ben Jonson Primary School, Stepney, at just after 10am to investigate the reports.

Paul Rhodes, from Stepney, told the Advertiser: "I went down to vote this morning and there were large gangs of Asian people outside the polling station.

"They were there on behalf of all candidates, shouting at people and telling them what number to vote for.

"I spoke to a lot of people down there and they said they were intimidated."

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