Man charged after objects thrown at Nigel Farage on campaign trail


A man has been charged with using threatening behaviour towards Nigel Farage as he campaigned in South Yorkshire.

Josh Greally, 28, has been charged with using “threatening, abusive, insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence following an incident in Barnsley Town Centre yesterday”, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said.

Objects were thrown towards the Reform UK leader while he was campaigning from the top level of an open-top bus in Barnsley, South Yorkshire on Tuesday.

Mr Farage was shaking his fist to acknowledge cheers from people below when something appeared to hit the side of the vehicle.

The politician raised his arm as he spotted the object flying in – but it missed him.

The incident came after a woman threw a milkshake over Mr Farage last week in Clacton in Essex – the constituency he will contest in the election.

Mr Farage had initially said he would not stand to become an MP as he wanted to focus on the US election in November, but he quickly changed his mind about standing and also became leader of Reform, the party he helped set up that was formerly called the Brexit Party.

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He has previously stood to be an MP seven times, but has yet to be successful.

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