By Hugh Dunnett, Crime Correspondent
Police say they are searching for a mystery well-spoken woman who was seen drinking milkshake just moments before Nigel Farage was assaulted yesterday.
The long-haired woman was spotted downing the banana shake in Poundland in Newcastle and then was photographed just yards from him after he was covered in the delicious drink.
A police spokesman said: “The woman had a plummy voice, nothing like you get around here in Newcastle.
“She wore expensive jewellery, fine clothes and answered to the name of Duchess – some people are so pretentious these days.
“Anyway, it may be a complete coincidence that this woman was spotted drinking milkshake just moments before poor Mr Farage was drenched, but we’d like to speak to her.
“And once we’ve found her, we’d like to say, ‘Well done’.”
Early investigations reveal the woman may have left Newcastle moments later and returned to her home in London. Or the one in Norfolk. Or perhaps her estate Scotland.
A pal of Brexit Party leader Mr Farage said: “This is quite clearly yet another disgraceful attack on Nigel by the establishment.”