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Jeremy Corbyn Hit With An Egg, Police Confirm As Man Is Arrested

HuffPost UK logo HuffPost UK 03/03/2019 Rachel Wearmouth

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A man has been arrested after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was hit by an egg. 

The Labour leader was in north London visiting Finsbury Park’s Muslim Welfare House when the alleged attack happened at 3.52pm. 

A 41-year-old man, thought to be a pro-Brexit campaigner, was “detained quickly” by police officers and arrested on suspicion of assault.

Corbyn is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the incident. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Jeremy Corbyn during the visit to Finsbury Park's Muslim Welfare House © PA Wire/PA Images Jeremy Corbyn during the visit to Finsbury Park's Muslim Welfare House The Met Police said: “On Sunday, 3 March at around 15:52 hours an egg was thrown at a member of parliament.

“The incident occurred on Seven Sister’s Road.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is greeted by young women and red roses during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque, on Visit My Mosque day, in London, Britain, March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls © Getty Britain's opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is greeted by young women and red roses during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque, on Visit My Mosque day, in London, Britain, March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“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.” 

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, holds a document publicising an upcoming event during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque, on Visit My Mosque day, in London, Britain, March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls © Thomson Reuters Britain's opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, holds a document publicising an upcoming event during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque, on Visit My Mosque day, in London, Britain, March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The Labour leader was taking part in the fifth annual Visit My Mosque day, in which Muslim places of worship across the UK open their doors to the public. 

Labour MP Jess Phillips tweeted that "acts of violence against politicians loses your argument, lessens your cause and demeans our democracy".

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