'Egg boy' handed caution, Anning cleared after police investigation

Will Connolly has received an outpouring of support after smashing an egg on the head of controversial politician Fraser Anning

Will Connolly has received an outpouring of support after smashing an egg on the head of controversial politician Fraser Anning

Senator Fraser Anning has escaped charges for slapping Will Connolly after the 17-year-old cracked an egg on his head.

Detectives have been examining the March 16 incident, which occurred at a far-right rally in Moorabbin, in Melbourne's south-east, in the days following the Christchurch attack.

While Anning will not face legal retribution for striking Connolly, his ideologies and the indelible image of egg shell ricocheting off his head may see him lose his seat at the imminent Federal Election.

The incident happened after Mr Anning caused fury by blaming the New Zealand mosque attacks on Muslim migration.

Teenager Will Connolly, 17, attracted worldwide publicity when he cracked an egg on the head of the politician during the Melbourne rally.

Senator Anning, 69, has also avoided charges after striking the boy once he was egged, with police saying he was acting in self defence.

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"On assessment of all the circumstances, the 69-year-old's actions were treated as self-defence and there was no reasonable prospect of conviction", Victoria Police said in a statement.

Mr Anning responded by hitting the teenager before the lawmaker's supporters tackled the boy to the ground and put him in a chokehold.

Police are still appealing for information about a man who allegedly assaulted Will during the scuffle.

Connolly, who has been dubbed "Egg Boy", was issued with an official caution for his stunt.

Senator Anning was last week censured by parliament for "shameful and pathetic" comments linking the Christchurch terror attacks to Muslim immigration.

Police are still trying to identify one of the men who kicked the teenager a number of times while he was being held to the ground by Anning's supporters.

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