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
LONDON (Reuters) – A man was arrested after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was hit by an egg while on a visit in his north London constituency on Sunday, media reported.
A Labour Party source said Corbyn was visiting a mosque and Muslim welfare centre on Sunday and was unharmed.
The Metropolitan Police said a Member of Parliament had been struck by an egg on Sunday afternoon.
“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,” it said in a statement.
British media reported the arrested man was a pro-Brexit campaigner.
On Thursday, Corbyn said Labour would back a new referendum on Brexit after parliament defeated its alternative plan for leaving the European Union.
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Hugh Lawson