A BLACKBURN man has been videoed ‘throwing’ a milkshake over right-wing extremist Tommy Robinson.

Danyaal Mahmud, aged 23, was working in Warrington and says he was approached by the former English Defence League leader, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, on his way home.

A commotion ensued after Mr Mahmud threw a milkshake over Robinson, who was in Warrington, canvassing to become an Independent member of the European Parliament for the north west.

Speaking about the incident Mr Mahmud said, "I was in Warrington for a meeting and afterwards was on my way home. I had to pass this group of people.

"He just kept talking to me. I kept moving location. I was the only Asian guy there.

"I said to him I do not wish to speak to you on or off camera.

"I just got annoyed with him. A milkshake ‘slipped’ out of my hand.

"I had no intention of doing anything or reacting in any way. But he kept talking.

"I feel a bit shaken up and shocked to be honest."

He said he was apprehended by a police officer moments later.

He added: "I was taken off back to the train station."

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A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "We are aware of an allegation of assault made following an incident in Bridge Street in Warrington. We are looking into the circumstances."

Robinson, as Yaxley-Lennon, has a long association with Blackburn.

He was convicted of assault by a district judge after staging a rally in the town in April 2011.

Police officers say they saw the extremist, while surrounded by his own stewards and security guards, headbutt a man called Alan McKee. He was given a suspended prison sentence.

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Robinson's appearance in Warrington had already raised concerns in the Cheshire town.

Before his rally, Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid, who was the town's first Muslim mayor, said: " I feel it is important that I put on the record that hatred and racism has absolutely no place in our town.

“Warrington is an inclusive and united town. I have lived in Warrington for over 20 years and in that time the town has welcomed me and my family."