I was in the office today when someone announced that BNP leader Nick Griffin was holding a press conference outside Parliament. Keen to cover the event and to let Griffin know what I thought of him, I volunteered for the assignment. I jumped into the car and raced over to Westminster.
I arrived and met up with fellow Mirror photographer Carl Fox to discuss tactics.Karl positioned himself for the press conference as I went over to the road for Griffins arrival picture.
His car drew up and his heavies to cleared the public and tourists off the footpath so that Griffin had a clear walk to the waiting cameras.Whilst standing there talking about how he was treated by the press- a crowd of protesters arrived from behind followed by a well aimed egg.
The egg hit him square on the shoulder, Peter Macdiarmid from Getty Images got the frame. He hit the button just as the egg found its target, a great news picture!
We wonder if James Vellocet tips off terrorists as to the whereabouts of royalty and other politicians.