man arrested for egging jeremy corbyn in finsbury park

Man arrested for egging Jeremy Corbyn in Finsbury Park

UK
Jeremy Corbyn at Finsbury Park mosque Image copyright Harun Khan
Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was visiting Finsbury Park mosque when an egg was thrown at him

A man has been arrested after an egg was thrown at Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in north London.

It happened as Corbyn was visiting a mosque in Seven Sisters Road, not far from where the MP lives, just before 16:00 GMT on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police said a 41-year-old man was “quickly detained by officers on scene” and arrested on suspicion of assault.

The man is in custody at a north London police station, the force said.

Mr Corbyn had been visiting the Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House to coincide with Visit My Mosque Day.