Man charged for 'egging' UK Labour leader Corbyn
London (AFP) –
British police on Monday charged a man with assault after opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was hit with an egg during a visit to a London mosque.
The 31-year-old suspect, John Murphy, from Barnet in the north of the city, was charged with assault by beating and is due in court later this month, a police statement said.
Corbyn was not hurt in the incident, which occurred during a visit to the Finsbury Park Mosque in his Islington constituency in north London.
The mosque was the scene of an anti-Muslim attack in June 2017, when a man drove a van into worshippers leaving late-night prayers.
Darren Osborne was sentenced to life in prison after killing one man and leaving several others injured.
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