Brave heroes hounded out in UK
By JULIE MOULT,
and TOM REILLY
Source The Sun
MUSLIM yobs who wrecked a house to stop four brave soldiers moving in after returning from Afghanistan sparked outrage last night. The house in a village near riot-torn Windsor had BRICKS thrown through windows and was DAUBED with messages of hate.
Four young Household Cavalry officers who had planned to rent it were also the target of phone THREATS.They were yesterday forced to look elsewhere to live — after top brass warned them against inflaming racial violence near the Queen’s Windsor Castle home.
Last night furious Shadow immigration minister Damian Green said: “This is a shocking development.”Colleagues of the officers branded the vandalism a “disgrace”.
A source at the regiment said: “These guys have done nothing but bravely serve their country — yet they can’t even live where they want in their own country.” The £3,000-a-month detached home in picturesque Datchet, Berks, is less than a mile from Windsor Castle.
It was attacked as extra police were drafted into Windsor — where battles have raged for days between Asian and white gangs.On Wednesday a Muslim-run dairy was firebombed.The young officers — from the same regiment as Prince Harry — had planned to use the four-bed house for rest and recuperation after months risking their lives on the frontline.
Louts struck two days after the four arrived in uniform in an Army Land Rover to view it.The source said: “A gang of local Muslims set about keeping them away. They hurled bricks through the windows and then wrote offensive graffiti across the front of the house.”
The vile messages included one in 4ft letters on the drive — warning: “F*** off”.Sources inside Windsor’s Combermere Barracks — where the officers are based — confirmed Muslims had made calls threatening the men.