A MAN has been charged with common assault after Ukip leader Nigel Farage was struck by an egg during a campaign visit.

Nottinghamshire Police said Frederick Glenister, 33, was charged last night in connection with an alleged assault in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, at around 1.30pm on Thursday.

Mr Farage was egged as he arrived in the city to rally support in the East Midlands for Ukip candidates in the European elections.

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He quickly got back into his chauffeur-driven car, abandoning a planned walkabout of the city, and went to nearby pub where he spoke to media and supporters. Glenister, of Radford, Nottingham, was released on police bail to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on May 22.