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'He gave me the finger and got a milkshake and threw it on me': Yob pelts Brexit Party-suppo

A military veteran who spent 22 years in the Army was covered in a milkshake today while campaigning for the BrexitParty outside a polling station.

Don McNaughton, who is in his 80s and served in the Parachute Regiment from 1960 until 1982, was doused in the pink liquid this morning in Aldershot, Hampshire, while campaigning on European Parliament election day.

He said: 'Some yob, mid-20s, he came across from (a) street, walked over to me, gave me the finger, went up to the Co-Op, got a milkshake, came down here and threw it on me. Politics today.'

Mr McNaughton is thought to be a teller who had been sitting on a chair outside the polling station and recording the number of people who have voted.

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It is the latest in a spate of incidents involving people attacking public figures with milkshakes, with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson among those targeted in recent days.

Passer-by Lucy Blackman said: 'I arrived just after, he seemed shocked. He just told me to watch out for the milkshake on the floor so my children didn't slip.'

Dominic Farrell, a former Army major, added that Mr McNaughton - who was born in Victoria, British Columbia - was a 'very popular man with the local community'.

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My view: There's no need to throw milkshake on an 80-year-old man, if you don't like the party, then vote for someone else.

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