A Nottinghamshire man has been told to pay £100 compensation, after throwing an egg at UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.
Frederick Glensiter, 33, admitted common assault before magistrates in Nottingham, following the incident that happened on May 1st.
Glenister, from Radford, was also sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay a £15 victim surcharge.
Mr Farage was visiting Nottingham to gain support for UKIP in the lead-up to today’s European elections, when Glenister struck him with an egg.
The politician was quickly ushered back into his chauffeur-driven car after being hit with the egg, abandoning his plans to tour the city.
Instead, he went to the nearby ‘Bell Inn’ in the City Centre, to speak to the media about the incident.
Glenister was witnessed holding up a sign saying ‘UKIP…sad, scared, old men’ before the attack, which came shortly after the news that Mr Farage wasn’t going to stand in the Newark by-election.
The UKIP leader was on the campaign trail for the European elections which are taking part today. Voting is open until 10pm tonight, with five potential candidates available to the people of the East Midlands.