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Man arrested over Farage egging incident

A man (right) is restrained after throwing an egg at Nigel Farage. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A 33-year-old man from Nottingham has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg during a visit to the city.

Nottinghamshire Police say the man remains in police custody at this stage.

Farage: Egg on his face (...or shoulder) in Nottingham

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been egged as he visited Nottingham today.

He arrived in the city as part of efforts to rally support ahead of the European elections - but as he got out of a car in the city centre, a protester threw an egg which hit his left shoulder.

Farage quickly got back into the car and it drove off.

The protester, who told reporters his name was Fred from Nottingham and was carrying a placard reading "UKIP … sad, scared, old men", said he launched the yolky missile because he does not agree with UKIP policies.

He was put into a patrol car by police.

Three Tory councillors join UKIP

Three members of the Rutland Anti-Corruption Group of Councillors are joining UKIP at a meeting with party leader Nigel Farage.

Cllr Richard Gale, Cllr David Richardson and Cllr Nick Wainwright will provide the official opposition on the County Council.

UKIP is the obvious choice, as it supports the same ideals as ourselves; those of honesty, integrity, openness and transparency, along with upholding the fundamental principles of democracy. UKIP also does not impose a whip, thus allowing Councillors to exercise their own judgement and vote in line with the wishes of their electorate.

We believe, as does UKIP, that Local Government has to be returned to the people and must no longer rest with the bureaucrats, working too closely with Council Leaderships, bureaucrats who do nothing but use the tools of burdensome bureaucracy, created by them, to suit nothing more than their own agendas and interests and most certainly not those of the people.