Farage was campaigning for European Parliament elections in the northeast England city of Newcastle when the milkshake hit him and dripped down his suit. District Judge Bernard Begley called Crowther's May 20 stunt an "act of crass stupidity motivated by your political views." He ordered Crowther to do 150 hours of volunteer work and pay Farage 350 pounds ($438) in damages.
Milkshakes have become an unlikely political weapon in Britain. Other politicians and other people with visible profiles, including far-right activist Tommy Robinson, have been pelted with the ice cream beverages.