A MAN in his 30s has been arrested after a Swindon-based UKIP candidate was left dripping in milkshake.

Controversial MEP candidate Carl Benjamin, who lives in Peatmoor, was campaigning in Salisbury on Sunday when he had the drink thrown over him.

Police said a man in his 30s had been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence. He has since been released under investigation.

A spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police added: "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."

Hurling milkshakes at UKIP candidates has become a growing trend. It is at least the third time Mr Benjamin, better known as YouTube vlogger Sargon of Akkad, has been hit by the sweet milk treat.

Last month, the candidate said he "might cave" in and rape Labour MP Jess Phillips. The comment came after tweets emerged in which he told the MP in 2016 he "wouldn't event rape" her.