Man who assaulted Farage pleads guilty, receives 150 hours of unpaid work

The man who assaulted Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage by pouring a milkshake over him has pleaded guilty to common assault and criminal damage.

Paul Crowther committed the assault in Newcastle city centre during the European Parliamentary election campaign. He was subsequently arrested by Northumbria Police and charged.


Crowther attended North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to the charges. The former Sky employee who has since been dismissed by his employer after the assault was handed a twelve month Community Order with 150 hours of unpaid work.

Additionally, he was ordered to pay £350 compensation to Farage, plus an £85 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.