No arrests over Miliband egging

Labour leader Ed Miliband has been egged during a visit to a street market in south London. The Metropolitan police has told ITV News it will not be making any arrests after the Labour leader "did not wish to take the matter any further."

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Lord Prescott: Police 'must act' over Miliband egging

Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has told ITV News he thinks the police should question a man who threw eggs at Labour leader Ed Miliband in south London today.

The Metropolitan police has told ITV News it will not be making any arrests as Mr Miliband "did not wish to take the matter any further."

But Lord Prescott has insisted there needs to be a clear message that it is "unacceptable for public people or individuals to be assaulted simply for publicity".

Egg thrower: Miliband 'has not represented the poor'

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Egg thrower: Miliband 'has not represented the poor'

The man who pelted Labour leader Ed Miliband with eggs during a walkabout in a market in south London today said he was protesting against "all the politicians' corrupt policies against homelessness."

Speaking to Channel 4 News Presenter Cathy Newman shortly after the incident, Dean Porter said:

"He is part of the problem. He has not represented the poor enough, just like any other politician, he is representing banks."

Mr Porter, who said he had not voted since 1997, joked that the only thing that would make him vote for Labour again would be if David Miliband was leader.

Read: Met police: No arrests over Miliband egging

Met police: No arrests over Miliband egging

The Metropolitan police has told ITV News it will not be making any arrests after Ed Miliband was egged earlier today.

A police spokesperson said the Labour leader "did not wish to take the matter any further."

I can confirm that officers were made aware of the incident at East Street market this afternoon.

No police officers were there at the time, an officer did attend however Mr Miliband had left by then.

We have since been informed that Mr Miliband does not want to take the matter any further.

Read: John Prescott calls Miliband egging an 'assault'

John Prescott calls Miliband egging an 'assault'

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has called on the Metropolitan police to interview the man who threw eggs at Labour leader Ed Miliband earlier today.

Writing on Twitter, he said:

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.@metpoliceuk This man claims to have thrown an egg at Ed Miliband http://t.co/bGoamKHO48 I trust you'll interview him ASAP. This is assault

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Protester: Miliband 'only cares about banks'

Dean Porter with egg in hand just before he throws it at Labour leader Ed Miliband Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A protester who pelted the Labour leader with eggs during a visit to a south London market has told reporters he did it because he thought Ed Miliband "only cared about banks".

Dean Porter said "The Government do nothing. The shadow government do nothing,".

"I don't believe him at all. If you are poor, you are considered a burden. All they care about is the banks."

Ed Miliband is hit by an egg during a visit to a market in south London
Ed Miliband is hit by an egg during a visit to a market in south London Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
At least one of the eggs hit the Labour leader on the face while the other hit his jacket
At least one of the eggs hit the Labour leader on the face while the other hit his jacket Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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