Ukip leader Nigel Farage blames media for alleged attack on party MEP’s home
Brick allegedly thrown through Gerard Batten’s window after he called for British Muslims to sign a code of conduct.
Nigel Farage has blamed the media for an alleged attack on the home of a Ukip MEP who has called for British Muslims to sign a code of conduct.
The Ukip leader tweeted that the attack on the home of Gerard Batten, in which a brick was thrown through his living room window, was a “direct consequence” of the media campaign against his party.
Farage spoke out after Batten reported that a brick was thrown through his living room windown in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The Ukip leader tweeted a link to the Nope, Not Hope website which said that Batten and his wife were woken by a loud noise at 3.30am. They found nothing but were woken again 45 minutes later by another loud bang and the sound of breaking glass.
The website reported: “There was no mistaking the cause this time, as on coming downstairs to investigate they discovered a house brick in the middle of their living room and their living room window smashed. Police are investigating and reviewing local CCTV footage. This is just the latest in a string of increasingly heated attacks on Ukip supporters.”