Man charged after Nigel Farage milkshake incident

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

The Brexit party leader and his campaign team seemed keen to avoid a repeat of events in Newcastle on Monday, when he was doused in banana and salted caramel milkshake after making a speech.

A man has been charged in relation to an incident which left Nigel Farage covered in milkshake.

Crowther added, "I was quite looking forward to it, but I think it went on a better objective".

Northumbria police said a 32-year-old man had been arrested "on suspicion of common assault" and remained in police custody.

Speaking before his charge, he said: "I didn't know he was in town, I thought this is my only chance".

The Brexit Party leader was in the North East ahead of the upcoming European elections.

Mr Banks, who co-founded Leave.EU, is under investigation by the National Crime Agency over allegations he and the unofficial campaign committed multiple criminal offences during the build-up to the EU referendum.

However, Prime Minister Theresa May's Tory party is on track to suffer a humiliating defeat in the European parliament elections, with Yougov expecting Conservatives to win just seven per cent of the vote.

The Newcastle attack on Nigel Farage was another in a row of similar incidents, which also targeted Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson and UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin during the last few weeks.

He and his tailored suit became the latest target of "milkshaking", a political statement making a splash in Britain.

It added: "Happy City is aware that Ruth Townsley has previously posted tweets from her personal account including one about the Nigel Farage protest". Protesters are targeting right-wing politicians on the campaign trail. "Some places, like this McDonald's in Edinburgh, honored a request by police not to sell ice cream or milkshakes due to their proximity to a Brexit Party rally".

"We might disagree with people's point of view, but we believe in a democracy".