Senior police officers are pledging to take “firm action” to stop nationalists and counter-demonstrators facing off outside a railway station on Easter Sunday.

Superintendent Steve Whitton, of Sussex Police, said disruption surrounding the March For England could have “untold impact” on struggling businesses.

He has called on opponents of the event, which is starting at Brighton railway station at 11.30am on Sunday, to avoid the station and gather at the march's destination, in Victoria Gardens.

His public appeal appeared to fall on deaf ears as it was followed yesterday by a call from Unite Against Fascism for its supporters to gather at the station.

The march is starting at Brighton station, before heading down Queens Road and North Street and assembling for speeches in Victoria Gardens.

Police believe about 200 marchers will take part and up to about 500 counter-demonstrators.

Visit on Sunday for regular updates on the march and read The Argus on Monday for a full report on the day.