An anti-nuclear protester who kept popping up in interviews behind former spin doctor Damian McBride was tackled to the ground by blogger Iain Dale after refusing to move.
Dale, who is also McBride's publisher, says he intervened in order to protect the author.
The scuffle happened on Brighton seafront this morning on the fringes of the Labour party conference.
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Police chief says the video can now be release without 'adversely impacting' the investigation.
The news was announced on Instagram by director Spike Lee who described him as a "dear friend" and "a great actor".
In a statement the pair said they remained "great friends" and "will continue to support each other".