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US NewsMan pleads guilty to Nigel Farage milkshake assault

15:05  18 june  2019
15:05  18 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Yesterday, Nigel Farage was in Newcastle on a campaign walkabout ahead of the European elections. The sun was shining, Farage had just given a little speech, and Farage is then ushered away from the scene, while onlookers are heard loudly laughing at the milkshake -drenched former UKIP politician.

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Man pleads guilty to Nigel Farage milkshake assault © Reuters

A man today pleaded guilty to throwing a milkshake at Brexit party founder Nigel Farage in Newcastle city centre.

Paul Crowther, 32, of Holeyn Road in Throckley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, admitted to charges of common assault and criminal damage at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today.

The former Ukip leader was pictured covered in the Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake after the incident last month.

Man pleads guilty to Nigel Farage milkshake assault © Provided by City A.M. Ltd NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has what is thought to have been a milkshake thrown over him as he visits Northumberland Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne during a whistle stop UK tour on May 20, 2019 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. His visit to Newcastle comes ahead of the 2019 European elections in the United Kingdom which will take place on May 23. The Brexit Party, a pro-Brexit Eurosceptic political party formed in 2019, is reported to be polling in front of Labour and the Conservatives for the European parliament elections. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Farage had been visiting Newcastle to drum up support for the Brexit party in the European parliament elections.

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Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout. The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and remains in police custody."

After the shake was chucked, furious Mr Farage could be heard moaning of his bodyguards' "complete failure" as they whisked him away. Paul Crowther wrote on Facebook and Twitter about throwing a milkshake at Nigel Farage todayCredit: Facebook / Paul Crowther.

The Brexit party won a massive 31.6 per cent of the vote.

Staff were quick to hurry Farage away from the incident but failed to stop the milkshake soaking the politician’s suit.

Man pleads guilty to Nigel Farage milkshake assault © PA Images

Farage blamed “radicalised” Remainers for the assault and tweeted 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,” he added.

Man pleads guilty to Nigel Farage milkshake assault © PA Images The moment Paul Crowther was arrested

Northumbria Police arrested Crowther shortly after the assault.

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