OAP veteran pelted with milkshake as he campaigned for Brexit Party

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Don McNaughton, 81, was allegedly hit by a milkshake that was thrown by a passer-by in Aldershot (TWITTER/DOMINICFARRELL)

An elderly veteran was pelted with milkshake as he campaigned for the Brexit Party.

Don McNaughton, 81, who served in the British Army for 22 years, was campaigning for the party in North Lane, Aldershot when he was attacked.

Brexit Party member Dominic Farrell posted a photo of the pensioner on Twitter.

He said: ‘Radicalised Remainers are now attacking old men in Aldershot. A very popular man with the local community, many are very angry about this.

‘Thoroughly disgusting. The politics of the mob.’

In a further tweet, Mr Farrell said witnesses saw the alleged attacker buy a milkshake from a nearby shop.

He wrote: ‘Bloke on a cycle passed by, saw his rosette, gave him the finger and abuse, then went to a shop, bought the milkshake and attacked him.’

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‘Those commentators making fun of milk shaking are as much to blame as the yob. What if as a result he had a heart attack.’

Mr McNaughton, a widower, moved to the UK from Canada in 1960 and served in the Paratroop Regiment until 1982.

Pictures of veteran showed him standing outside the polling station covered in pink liquid.

(TWITTER/NIGELFARAGE)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage posted on Twitter: ‘Yet more disgusting behaviour. When democracy fails, civility ends. Let's get Brexit done and finish this.’

It comes after a man was charged with common assault and criminal damage after throwing a milkshake over Mr Farage in Newcastle.

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said of the incident: ‘We received a report at 10.06am from a third party about an assault on a man in his 80s at North Lane, Aldershot.

‘We are investigating the incident and are trying to make contact with the victim.’