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28 January 2011, 09:26
A prominent member of the English Defence League man who hurled abuse at Muslim extremists after they had demonstrated at a soldiers' home-coming parade has had his house attacked.
Kevin Carroll, 41, had an object thrown at the window of his home in Bolingbroke Road, Luton, Bedfordshire late on Thursday night.
He ran out and claimed he saw a black or Asian man armed with a shot gun.
This morning Bedfordshire police said: "At 10.42 last night (Thur) we received a complaint from a man who said something had been thrown against his window.
"He ran out and said he saw a man with what appeared to be a shotgun. No shots were fired and no one was injuries.
"Police searched the area but nobody was found. Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time."
In July Carroll, who works as a carpenter, lost his appeal against a conviction for a public order offence.
A judge and two magistrates decided that his behaviour towards the Muslim protestors who had been demonstrating against a homecoming parade by the Royal Anglian Regiment on March 10 2009 had been likely that day to cause alarm and distress in Luton Town Centre.
The right-wing EDL was formed after that demonstration. They have planned a controversial demonstration themselves in Luton on February 5. Thousands of their supporters are expected. The group Unite Against Fascism have planned a counter demonstration at the same time.