Knitters and crocheters from across the region descended on Bradford’s Centenary Square yesterday to stage a ‘knit-in’ in protest against spending on nuclear weapons.

The Bradford demonstration was one of hundreds taking place across the globe as part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending.

The group handed out leaflets and spoke to people in Bradford during the event to express their view that money spent on weapons should be redirected to vital support for public services and renewable energy.

The Bradford ‘knit-In’ will contribute to a planned seven-mile pink scarf to be unveiled in a demonstration on August 9.

Catherine Bann, of Yorkshire CND, said: “Knitting this scarf is a great way of bringing people together to discuss the important issues of the day.”