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Charges over eggs thrown at Baroness Warsi

Baroness Warsi being pelted with an egg
Baroness Warsi was pelted with an egg during a protest in Luton

A man has been charged in connection with an incident in which eggs were thrown at Baroness Warsi during a visit to Luton.

It happened when Lady Warsi, now chair of the Conservative Party, was visiting the Bury Park area of the town on 30 November last year.

Gavin Reid, 23, of Green Close, Luton, was charged with an offence under the Public Order Act.

He will appear at Luton Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The then shadow minister for community cohesion and social action was touring the Bury Park area with a Tory election candidate when she was hit by eggs.

Lady Warsi, who became minister without portfolio last week, is the first female Muslim Cabinet minister.

The Dewsbury-born former solicitor replaced Eric Pickles as chair of the Conservative Party after the General Election.



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