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EDL man flees after violent attack

2013-09-27 18:02:06

Guramit Singh Kalirai
Guramit Singh Kalirai was a spokesman for the
EDL

A once-prominent member of the English Defence League (EDL) is on the run from police after being found guilty of a violent attempted robbery.

Guramit Singh Kalirai was sentenced to six-and-a-half years after a shop keeper was tied up and threatened with a knife in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire .

Andrew Wheelhouse, 31, and David Mura, 26, were both also jailed for the attempted robbery in May.

Kalirai failed to turn up at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday.

He was a spokesman for the EDL but it is now thought he may have left. However, the BBC has been unable to contact the group to confirm this.

Wheelhouse, of Alfreton, Derbyshire, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and Mura, of Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, was jailed for three years and three months.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Kalirai, of Bramcote, Nottinghamshire.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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