Man arrested after egg thrown at Jeremy Corbyn during mosque visit

A man has been arrested after Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was egged during a visit to a north London mosque.

The Metropolitan Police said a 41-year-old man was "quickly detained" by officers on suspicion of assault.

Mr Corbyn was unharmed and continued with his programme as part of the Visit My Mosque Day, the Press Association understands.

The attack happened while he was visiting the Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House in his constituency.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn at the mosque
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn at the mosque (Victoria Jones/PA)

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On Sunday, March 3 at around 3:52pm an egg was thrown at a Member of Parliament."

The alleged attacker is in custody at a north London police station, the spokesman added.

The incident happened in Seven Sisters Road.

A marked police van with uniformed officers could later be seen in the driveway of the centre.

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