Nigel Farage jumped into his car straight after he was egged today in Nottingham. A man has been arrested over the incident.
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.
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.
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