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A man has been charged with 'threatening behaviour' after objects were thrown at Reform UK leader Nigel Farage.

The 60-year-old was targeted while on an open-top bus in Barnsley town centre.

Now, South Yorkshire Police has confirmed Josh Greally, 28, has been charged with using threatening behaviour towards Nigel Farage.

A Police spokesperson yesterday said: "We have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of public order offences following disorder in Barnsley town centre today.

They continued: "It is believed that the man threw objects from a nearby construction area. A suspect was quickly detained and remains in police custody."

Speaking at a rally in Great Yarmouth on Tuesday, the Reform UK leader described the situation as "very difficult because I actually like going out meeting people".

He said: "All I can say is that whilst it’s concerning and whilst of course it does make me thoughtful and I may need to change tactics, slightly.

"But I’m going to make one promise to you… and my promise is this: I will not surrender to the mob, I will not stop campaigning, this democratic process has to continue."

Politicians from other parties joined Mr Farage in condemning "violence" towards General Election candidates.

Home Secretary James Cleverly said: "There must be no place for violence and intimidation in our politics and these actions should be condemned by everyone."

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Barnsley South Stephanie Peacock said: "Intimidation has no place in our politics. I condemn the violence we saw in Barnsley town centre today."

It comes just one week after Victoria Thomas Bowen, 25, was charged with assault by beating and criminal damage when a milkshake was thrown over Farage after he left a Wetherspoons pub in Essex.

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