Woman Facing Charges After Throwing Milkshake at Nigel Farage

According to Essex police, 25-year-old Victoria Thomas Bowen is scheduled to make an appearance at Colchester Magistrates Court on Tuesday, July 2nd.

After a campaign event in Clacton on Tuesday, the woman threw a milkshake at Reform UK leader Nigel Farage, leading to charges of assault by beating and criminal damage.

According to police reports, at around 2.10 pm on Tuesday, “a man” (Farage) was allegedly struck by a drink in the vicinity of Marine Parade East, Clacton, according to the police.

On his way to get on a campaign bus, Farage was doused with a yellow liquid thrown from a McDonald’s cup as he stepped out of the Moon and Starfish bar, which is located on the seaside of Essex town.

After announcing his candidacy in the constituency, he had already addressed several hundred people in the area.

“Milkshaking” has previously rained on Farage. A salted caramel milkshake with a banana costing £5.25 was hurled at him in 2019 during his campaign in Newcastle.

Taking a selfie with a McDonald’s milkshake and captioning it, “My milkshake brings all the people to the rally,” the lawmaker poked fun at Tuesday’s event in a video that went viral.

A 44-year-old man was taken into custody on charges of attacking a rescue worker and was freed without additional charges.

On Monday, Mr. Farage declared his intention to run for the Clacton seat while also serving as the head of Reform UK.

Thursday, July 4th, is the scheduled day of the general election.

At this time, the following candidates have been announced to be running in Clacton: 

  • Party member Jovan Owusu-Nepaul
  • Gilbert Watling (Conservative Party)
  • The Green Party’s Natasha Osben
  • Liberal Democrats, Matthew Bensilum

Once submissions are closed on Friday, the complete list will be posted on the BBC News website.