- 16 June 2010
A SUSPECTED knifeman caught up in violent clashes with Muslim extremists during a homecoming parade is due in court.
John Phillips, 55, of Rhodeswell Road in Bow, was arrested for allegedly having a lock knife after a scuffle between 60 Muslims and English Defence League demonstrators outside Barking Station yesterday afternoon.
EDL activists shouted abuse and threw sausages and British flags at members of the Muslims Against Crusades, who had called the Royal Anglian Regiment, returning from a tour of Afghanistan, "murderers" and "terrorists". Police separated the two groups.
Phillips was bailed to appear before Barking magistrates at 10am on June 30.
A second man believed to have joined the EDL protesters was given a caution for a public order offence.
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