Tommy Robinson attacked with milkshake for a second time on campaign trail

Tommy Robinson is covered in milkshake. Photograph: Twitter.

Tommy Robinson is covered in milkshake. Photograph: Twitter. - Credit: Archant

Tommy Robinson was attacked with a milkshake for the second time in two days as he campaigned for the European elections.

The former English Defence League founder - who is running as an independent to become an MEP for the North West - was hit with the drink during a walkabout in Warrington, Cheshire.

Footage posted to social media showed Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, arguing with an Asian man who then hit the milkshake against his head.

Robinson appeared to respond by throwing punches at the man before they were separated.

The Mirror quoted a man named Danny who claimed to have been responsible for throwing the milkshake.

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'The police took me away but they told me they weren't going to do anything, they just wanted me out of that situation,' he told the newspaper.

Cheshire Police said: 'We are aware of an allegation of assault made following an incident in Bridge Street in Warrington this afternoon (2 May). We are looking into the circumstances.'

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A spokeswoman said the force had given Robinson advice but denied claims on social media that he had been given a police escort.

A separate video showed Robinson, 36, attacked with a milkshake in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, another viral video posted on Tuesday showed a woman in Salford accusing the prospective MEP of 'just spouting a load of shite' to get publicity.

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