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Nigel Farage 'trapped on Brexit bus due to people armed with milkshakes'

NIGEL Farage reportedly refused to get off his Brexit Party bus today because people gathered around it were carrying milkshakes.

It comes days after the party leader was covered in a caramel shake while campaigning in Newcastle.

Bus driver Michael Botton, told Kent Live: "There were a couple of guys standing with milkshakes, they were going to throw them over him.

“But the police are there, we’ve spotted them and now Nigel isn’t getting off the bus.”

Three young men were said to have been seen carrying the drinks, reportedly with covered faces.

After Farage and his security detail were alerted, the Brexit Party leader was advised not to get off the bus.

According to Kent Live, the ex-Ukip man did eventually get off the bus, but stayed close to the vehicle as he spoke to supporters.

Earlier this week Farage had a £5.25 milkshake lobbed at him infront of a crowd of bystanders.

Paul Crowther, 32, has been charged with common assault and criminal damage, cops confirmed.

Crowther, who works as a customer service representative at Sky, will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on June 18.

'HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN'

After the shake was chucked, furious Mr Farage could be heard moaning of his bodyguards' "complete failure" as they whisked him away.

He added: "You could have spotted that a mile away" and "How could this happen?".

The leader told reporters the Five Guys banana and salted caramel shake was "yobbo flavoured" – and he reportedly gave a statement to Northumbria Police.

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson and Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin were both targeted in recent weeks.

No action was taken against either of the men although both were questioned by police.

The milkshake incident comes today despite McDonald's branches in Edinburgh posting signs saying that milkshakes and ice creams would not be for sale ahead of Brexit party rallies.

The fast food chain claimed police had asked them not to sell shakes or ice cream to stop any embarrassing splatters.

Farage's attack has been widely condemned by other politicians, with Brexit minister James Cleverly saying people should debate rather than "assault political opponents".

Jo Cox's widower Brendan Cox also spoke out, saying that politicians should be able to "campaign without harassment, intimidation and abuse".

Mr Farage – whose fledgling Brexit party is leading opinion polls – is touring the UK ahead of European parliament elections on Thursday.

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