“I’ve bought some abuse and threats from individuals. I do concern just a little for my security,” Mr Mahmud mentioned. “I didn’t suppose there could be such a response to this.”
The clip, which confirmed the English Defence League (EDL) founder hit by a milkshake for the second time in two days, confirmed Robinson throw a number of punches at Mr Mahmud after the drink was upended on him.
Mr Mahmud mentioned he was on his approach residence from a work-related assembly on Thursday when he was approached by Robinson, who’s campaigning as an impartial MEP for northwest England.
He mentioned that he felt intimidated and threatened by Robinson, whose actual title is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, and didn’t need to converse to him.
“Folks know me as a talkative sort of man and I get on with everybody. I feel I simply felt just a little irritated that he saved speaking to me,” Mr Mahmud mentioned. “I did not imply to do something, to be sincere, it was simply an prompt response to the way in which he was speaking to me.”
Police intervened within the incident, which was filmed on a cell phone, and took Mr Mahmud to a practice station.
Video of the confrontation has been considered greater than 5 million instances on social media.
Mr Robinson has claimed he was “politically focused” and mentioned “no quantity of punches, milkshakes, assaults or something goes to cease me” in response to the incident.
Within the night, Mr Mahmud mentioned he visited Royal Blackburn Hospital for a check-up and had a number of bruises to his head.
“I am not too bothered about that a lot. His response was a bit surprising greater than anything,” he mentioned. “I believed I might be in hassle once I bought residence. I feel my household have been simply completely happy that I bought residence secure.”
Cheshire Police has confirmed they’re investigating numerous incidents in relation to the rally.
Chief Inspector Simon Meegan mentioned: “We’re conscious there was plenty of speak, movies and hypothesis about what occurred however we have to hear from individuals who have been there and witnessed what occurred.”
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