Man Fined £100 For Egging Ukip Leader Nigel Farage

A man has admitted egging Ukip leader Nigel Farage during a campaign visit and been told to pay £100 compensation.

Frederick Glenister pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

The 33-year-old, who appeared in court wearing a black suit and tie, egged Farage as he arrived in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham on 1 May, to rally support in the East Midlands for Ukip candidates in the European elections.

Glenister said at the time: "Egg-throwing is a well established form of political protest in this country. I saw the guys outside the town hall about 10 minutes ago. I went to Tesco, bought some eggs."

After the attack, Farage quickly got back into his chauffeur-driven car, abandoning a planned walkabout in the city, and went to a nearby pub, the Bell Inn, where he spoke to media and supporters over a pint of Robin Hood Ale.