Man arrested for allegedly hitting Jeremy Corbyn with an egg on mosque visit

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4th March 2019

A man has been detained by the police after Jeremy Corbyn was hit with an egg during a trip to a mosque.

Mr Corbyn was taking part in the annual Visit My Mosque day, which sees places of worship open their doors to visitors.

The Labour leader was on visit to the Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House in north London's Seven Sisters when the alleged incident occurred on Sunday.

Police said a 41-year old man - thought to be a pro-Brexit campaigner - was "quickly" arrested on suspicion of assault.

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According to the Press Association, the attacker was overheard to say "when you vote you get what you vote for".

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On Sunday, 3 March at around 3.52pm an egg was thrown at a Member of Parliament.

"The incident occurred on Seven Sister’s Road.

"A 41-year-old man was quickly detained by officers on scene and arrested on suspicion of assault.

“He is currently in custody at a north London police station."

Labour MPs rallied round their leader in the wake of the alleged incident, with Jess Phillips saying he "deserves better".