Moment Jeremy Corbyn had egg smashed in his face by pro-Brexit yob while meeting voters

THIS is the shocking moment Jeremy Corbyn had an egg smashed in the side of his head by a pro-Brexit yob.

John Murphy, 31, was jailed for 28 days today after he yelled “respect the vote” while he struck the Labour boss at a mosque earlier this month.

 John Murphy (circled) attacking Jeremy Corbyn at a mosque earlier this month
John Murphy (circled) attacking Jeremy Corbyn at a mosque earlier this month

CCTV footage showed him calmly walking up behind Mr Corbyn, who was seated at the time and appeared to be enjoying a snack.

He was with his wife Laura Alvarez and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott at the time.

Mr Murphy, a freelance events promoter, then thumped him in the side of the head with the egg.

He was then restrained by other members of the public who were at the scene at the Muslim Welfare Centre.

The leftie leader washed off the egg to leave an angry red mark underneath.

Mr Murphy was being “very aggressive” and his face “contorted” with rage, the prosecutor Kevin Christie argued.

The assault came just a week after the party said it would officially support a second referendum on EU membership.

In a statement read to court, Mr Corbyn said he was “shocked and surprised” by the attack.

“I feel these kind of attacks drive a wedge between elected representatives and those who elect them in the first place. We are now reviewing and increasing my security protection,” he said.

Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot acknowledged the “current climate” as she jailed remorseless Murphy, 31, of Barnet, north-west London, after he admitted a charge of assault by beating.

She told Westminster Magistrates’ Court: “An attack like this is an attack on our democratic process.”

Ms Arbuthnot had warned she wanted to send the message that “attacks on our MPs must stop”.

Mr Murphy’s representative blamed his “frustration and anger borne out of the  the political situation we find ourselves in” and said he was “making a statement” with the attack.

Several other MPs have raised grave concerns over their security in the past few months as the Brexit debate has reached fever pitch.

 He calmly walked up to the Labour leader holding the egg

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He calmly walked up to the Labour leader holding the egg
 He was then retrained by members of the public

PA:Press Association

He was then retrained by members of the public

Independent MP Anna Soubry has said she was targeted by “very, very serious death threats” which meant she was advised not to go home  and Labour’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle said a man shouting “traitors” tried to assault him.

MPs have been warned by Commons bosses to travel by taxi or with their colleagues to avoid the hostile climate if possible.

And last week Theresa May faces a backlash after she appeared to blame MPs for the Brexit impasse – with critics saying they had boosted the risk of attacks.

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