Politician targeted by 'egg boy' loses his senate seat in Australia election

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'Egg Boy' donates £54,000 to charity supporting victims of the Christchurch terror attacks

'Egg Boy' donates £54,000 to charity supporting victims of the Christchurch terror attacks

Australian politician Fraser Anning who was hit by an egg during a tv interview has lost his seat on the country's senate.

Mr Anning lost his position in the state of Queensland as results came through from the general elections.

The former senator sparked outrage when he blamed Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings that killed 51 people in March.

Shortly after, footage emerged of a teenager smashing an egg over his head in Melbourne, which led to an altercation between the pair.

Fraser Anning lost his seat in Queensland state (EPA)

Will Connolly, 17, was dubbed "Egg Boy" and issued an official caution by Victoria state police.

Officials also concluded Mr Anning had acted in self-defence when he appeared to strike the teenager afterwards.

The teen said the stunt was intended to be a “few laughs with mates” and he did not expect Mr Anning to react as he did to the egging.

Mr Anning appeared to hit the teenager twice after he was egged and his supporters then restrained Mr Connolly on the ground.