Gerard and his wife were woken twice in the early hours by the sound of bricks being thrown at their windows. The police are reviewing CCTV footage in the hope of catching the perpetrators.
Left wing extremists linked to trade union backed hate groups Hope not Hate and Unite Against Fascism have been escalating their attacks on UKIP members, moving on from verbal abuse to physical assaults and criminal damage and now a cowardly attack on an MEP's home in the early hours of the morning. Far left extremists have been sharing the home addresses of UKIP MEPs on social media and encouraging people to "pay them a visit".
Nigel Farage said:
I've just heard the disgraceful news that my colleague Gerard Batten MEP's house was attacked with bricks. The attack on his home is a direct consequence of the media campaign against UKIP.
|H/T Roger Viggers|