Man charged over Farage egg attack

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg during a campaign visit to Nottingham

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg during a campaign visit to Nottingham

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A 33-year-old man has been charged with common assault after UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was struck by an egg during a campaign visit.

Nottinghamshire Police said Frederick Glenister was charged last night in connection with an alleged assault in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Mr Farage was egged as he arrived in the city to rally support in the East Midlands for Ukip candidates in the European elections.

He quickly got back into his chauffeur-driven car, abandoning a planned walkabout of the city, and went to nearby pub, the Bell Inn, where he spoke to media and supporters over a pint of Robin Hood Ale.

Glenister, of Radford, Nottingham, has been released on police bail to appear before Nottingham Magistrates' Court on May 22, Nottinghamshire Police said.

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