Ruth Kelly gets pelted with an egg - again

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She was hit on the side of the head outside Salford magistrates' court by a man who claimed he was from a protest group called Real Fathers 4 Justice. He identified himself as Mike Downs to police who arrested him. Ms Kelly had been due to give evidence against the Fathers 4 Justice protester Simon Wilmot-Coverdale, but he changed his plea to guilty at yesterday's hearing. He admitted using threatening behaviour towards Ms Kelly last April - when she was also hit by an egg. "This is just one of those things that comes with being a politician," she said.