A MAN was arrested following an incident in Salisbury where UKIP's MEP candidate was doused in milkshake.

Wiltshire Police says its officers intervened during a campaigning event by Carl Benjamin in the city yesterday and took the man, who launched the drink, away.

A police spokesperson added: “A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence during a UKIP protest in Salisbury city centre on May 19.

“He has since been released under investigation.

“Officers were in attendance at the protest, which moved to the Queen Elizabeth Gardens and a dispersal order was authorised for the area.

“This stated that the protest could continue peacefully, but anyone failing to comply with the order would be arrested.

“Police officers remained present at the protest for the remainder of the afternoon.”

Police have not named the man.

As reported Mr Benjamin came under fire for a social media post in which he said he “wouldn’t even rape” the Birmingham Yardley MP.

Public criticism increased when leader of the party Gerard Batten claimed the tweet was “satire”.