UKIP leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg thrown by a protester as he arrived on a campaign visit today.
Mr Farage arrived in Nottingham to rally support for his East Midlands candidates for the European elections, but as he got out of a car in the city centre he was hit by the egg.
He quickly got back into the car which drove off leaving supporters behind.
The man who threw the egg was holding a placard which said: “UKIP ... sad, scared, old men.”
The protester, who gave his name as Fred from Nottingham, said he carried out the attack because he does not agree with UKIP policies.
He was put into a patrol car by police and driven away.
Mr Farage then went to the Bell Inn near the city's town hall and ordered a pint of Robin Hood beer.
Nottinghamshire Police later confirmed a man from the city has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
A force spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a report of an assault in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, at 1.30pm today. A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is in police custody.”