Egg Boy Will Connolly Has Been Released Without Charge

"The police have been awesome."


AAP

19 March 2019

AAP

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The Melbourne teen dubbed "Egg Boy" has been interviewed and released by police without charge, pending further investigations.

The 17-year-old was whacked in the face by Senator Anning and taken to the ground after he slapped an egg on the independent's head on Saturday.

Will Connolly's action came after the ultra-conservative Queensland senator said Muslim immigration contributed to the 50 deaths in the Christchurch massacres.

Police confirmed the teen had been interviewed and released on Tuesday afternoon, pending further investigation.

When asked if it appeared Victoria Police would lay charges against Will, his lawyer Peter Gordon said he had received "no indication" that would happen.

"But obviously police have got a job to do," he said.

"To use Will's own words, the police have been awesome."

Mr Gordon also confirmed his client would not pursue legal action against the Senator or his supporters who put him in a headlock.

The teen will also donate the money from an online crowdfunding campaign to the victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting.

Meanwhile, the Australian Greens have said they will try to suspend Senator Anning from parliament until the election.

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