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Man charged after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage covered in milkshake during Newcastle visit

  • Watch the moment Nigel Farage gets covered in milkshake

A man has been charged after Nigel Farage was doused in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle.

The Brexit Party leader was covered in a milkshake.

A 32-year-old man was detained at the scene and arrested by police. He has now been charged with common assault and criminal damage.

Paul Crowther, 32, of Holeyn Road, Throckley, is due to appear before magistrates in North Tyneside on Tuesday, June 18.

Mr Farage was heard to comment "complete failure" and "I could have spotted that a mile off" as he was ushered away by security following the incident in Newcastle city centre.

A member of his security team was also heard saying "sorry" as Mr Farage walks to his taxi and was then driven away.

Mr Farage is latest victim of a protest which has seen other European election candidates such as Ukip's Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson suffer similar attacks.

The politician had just given a short speech at the city's Monument as part of a tour of the country ahead of polling day on Thursday.

Following the incident, Mr Farage tweeted: "Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.

"For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this."

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after he was covered in milkshake. Credit: NCJ Media

Last week, police apparently ordered a McDonald's outlet near a Brexit Party campaign rally to stop selling milkshakes and ice cream, the restaurant's staff have said.

A McDonald's restaurant was asked not to sell milkshakes. Credit: PA Images

Below is the full list of North East Member of European Parliament (MEP) candidates standing for election:

Conservatives Richard Lawrie Chris J Galley Duncan Crute

Labour Jude Kirton-Darling Paul BrannenClare Penny-Evans

Liberal Democrats Fiona Hall Julie Porksen Aidan King

Brexit Party Brian Monteith John Tennant Richard Monaghan

Change Frances Weetman Penny Hawley Kathryn Heywood

Green Rachel Featherstone Jonathan Elmer Dawn Furness

UKIP Richard Elvin Chris Gallacher Alan Breeze