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OnlyFans model Victoria Thomas-Bowen, 25, is charged with assault and criminal damage after Nigel Farage threw a milkshake.


A 25-year-old woman who threw a drink in Nigel Farage’s face at a campaign rally in Clacton, Essex, has today been charged with assault.

Victoria Thomas-Bowen was arrested on Clacton Pier shortly after pouring a banana shake on the new leader of Reform UK.

The OnlyFans model impressed as Mr Farage emerged from a Wetherspoons pub in the seaside town.

Thomas-Bowen was arrested on suspicion of assault, taken into custody in Clacton, but later released pending police enquiries.

And today a 25-year-old man was charged with assault and battery, Essex Police said.

Nigel Farage threw a cocktail at him yesterday during a campaign rally in Clacton, Essex.

Victoria Thomas-Bowen pictured today after being charged with assault and battery

Victoria Thomas-Bowen pictured today after being charged with assault and battery

Police also said no further action was being taken in relation to a man who was arrested at the same time on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

They said: ‘Woman to appear in court following Clacton incident.

‘Victoria Thomas Bowen, 25, will appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday July 2 to answer charges of assault by beating and criminal damage.

“The charges relate to an incident in which a drink was thrown at a man in the Marine Parade East area of ​​Clacton on Tuesday, June 4 at around 2.10pm.

«A 44-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker has been released and will face no further action.»

The incident led to widespread condemnation from MPs across the political spectrum, including Labour’s Yvette Cooper, who called it a «disgrace» and «totally unacceptable and wrong».

Reacting to the incident, Mr Farage told ITV yesterday: “I don’t know what was thrown at me but it hit me right in the face. Pretty scary.’

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He went on to say that he thinks he keeps getting the milky drink thrown at him because he «goes out to the public and no one else does.»

The OnlyFans model, 25, was snapped in Clacton.  Yesterday she was arrested on the pier of the seaside town

The OnlyFans model, 25, was snapped in Clacton. Yesterday she was arrested on the pier of the seaside town

Thomas-Bowen will appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on July 2 to answer to the charges

Thomas-Bowen will appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on July 2 to answer to the charges

The OnlyFans model impressed as Mr Farage left a Wetherspoons pub in the seaside town

The OnlyFans model impressed as Mr Farage left a Wetherspoons pub in the seaside town

Mr Farage was flanked by heavy security as usual as he left the pub, but there was nothing they could do as the contents of what appeared to be a McDonald's cup were hurled towards him.

Mr Farage was flanked by heavy security as usual as he left the pub, but there was nothing they could do as the contents of what appeared to be a McDonald’s cup were hurled towards him.

It hit him full in the face, though he just wiped his eyes and continued

It hit him full in the face, though he just wiped his eyes and continued

The incident has echoes of 2019 when he was the victim of a similar stunt in Newcastle.

Home Secretary James Smart condemned the attack, saying it was «unacceptable» against any politician. Reform allies called the attacker a «juvenile moron» and said it would only bolster their support.

It comes after the Brexit champion told a huge crowd of local voters that the Tories had «betrayed» their trust and warned Rishi Sunak that he would pay a «big price» in the July 4 general election.

Cries from the crowd included ‘get ‘em Nige’ and ‘we love you Nigel’ as a huge number of Mr Farage’s supporters gathered at Clacton Pier.

The launch of Mr Farage’s campaign in the Essex seat came after yesterday he made a stunning U-turn on his previous decision not to stand for Parliament.

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The 60-year-old made a dramatic return to the political front and was also installed as leader of Reform UK, replacing Richard Tice.

In 2019, Mr Farage was hit with a banana shake while banging the drum for the Brexit Party. His attacker was later ordered to carry out community service and pay £350 in compensation.

Richard Tice, Mr Farage’s predecessor as UK reform leader, said the milkshake incident had just won us hundreds of thousands more votes.

«We will not be bullied or threatened outside the campaign,» he said.

Mr Farage’s campaign in Clacton – a constituency once held by Ukip when he was party leader – will be his eighth attempt to enter Westminster.

He will need to overturn the 31,000 Conservative majority from the last election with only minor boundary changes in the seat.

Mr Farage made light of the episode and bought a round of banana milkshakes for the snappers

Mr Farage made light of the episode and bought a round of banana milkshakes for the snappers

Mr Farage hailed Clacton-on-Sea as the

Mr Farage hailed Clacton-on-Sea as the «most patriotic» part of Britain as he launched his bid to become the seaside town’s new MP.

The Reform UK leader was harassed by his supporters as a huge crowd gathered at Clacton Pier

The Reform UK leader was harassed by his supporters as a huge crowd gathered at Clacton Pier

Cheers from the crowd included

Cheers from the crowd included «get ‘em Nige» and «we love you Nigel» as the veteran Eurosceptic launched his latest bid to enter parliament

The Brexit champion told local voters that the Tories had

The Brexit champion told local voters that the Tories had «betrayed» their trust and warned Prime Minister Rishi Sunak that he would pay a «big price» in the July 4 general election.

His campaign for the Essex seat was launched after Mr Farage made a stunning U-turn on his previous decision not to stand for Parliament.

His campaign for the Essex seat was launched after Mr Farage made a stunning U-turn on his previous decision not to stand for Parliament.

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However, the Tories sound gloomy about their prospects and pollsters believe Mr Farage has a strong chance.

Grumblings are surfacing that Rishi Sunak failed to stave off a threat to Mr Farage’s position, with suggestions he should have been given a peerage earlier.

As he launched his Moon and Star campaign this afternoon, Mr Farage referred to the town’s past support for Ukip when it elected Tory defector Douglas Carswell as its local MP.

He said: ‘Brexit wouldn’t have happened without Clacton – so thank you Clacton!’

Mr Farage has vowed to be a «bloody nuisance» in the House of Commons if he is elected in a month’s time.



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