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Student who egged Cameron is expelled


A student who threw an egg at David Cameron has been expelled despite the fact he apologised by letter – and received a message of forgiveness from the new Prime Minister.

Teenage bricklayer Tyler Dixon, 16, hurled the missile at the Tory leader as he visited the college on his campaign trail in the run up to the election.

The egg splattered across Cameron’s white shirt and Tyler was bundled away by police before being released without charge.

He later wrote a letter saying sorry for the incident and was stunned to receive a reply from Cameron – who had since been made PM.

Cameron said he accepted his ”thoughtful” apology following their ”brief meeting” and wished Tyler ”the best of luck”.

But despite the apology being accepted from the most powerful man in the country Tyler has still been expelled from school.

In his letter, Cameron wrote: ”Thank you very much for your kind letter of apology, following our brief meeting a couple of weeks ago.

”It is good to hear from you and I really do appreciate your taking the time and trouble to get in touch and write such a thoughtful letter.

”I wish you the best of luck for the future. I do hope our paths cross again some day and please do stay in touch.”

Tyler threw his egg on April 21 during a question and answer session at Cornwall College in Saltash, near Plymouth.

The egg cracked as it hit Cameron’s back and splattered his white shirt before it shattered on a party aide and landed on the floor

Tyler, a student at the college, was bundled away by police and arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace.

But Devon and Cornwall Police later ”de-arrested” him because no damage was caused and no complaint was made.

Speaking at the time Cameron said it was ”the first of the campaign”, adding ‘he hit me square in the back. It was a good shot.”

Tyler later wrote a letter of apology to Cameron, the college, his mum and a police officer who was also hit by the egg.

In his letter, written the day of the attack, he said: ”Dear Mr Cameron, I am very sorry and in hindsight it was a very silly thing to do.

”I’d be happy to discuss my problems I have with your policies in future, instead of throwing eggs.”

He has now been expelled by the college for the incident and says said he is worried for his future.

Tyler said: ”I regret my actions, I have put the rest of my life in jeopardy. Jobs are few and far between at the moment.

”I am hoping to move on, get my qualifications and move on to work.”

Tyler’s mother Dayle Dixon said they had been to the college officials to discuss his future but has been told he cannot return.

She said: ”I am disappointed. He wanted to make a public apology immediately because he realised what he did was wrong.

”We feel we have been left out in the cold and that it could have been dealt with better I had no idea he was going to do it or why he did.

”I’ve told him it was a stupid thing to do and that he may have cost himself his future.

”I know people do silly things when they are 16 and try to look cool, but this was just stupid.

”But seeing as he accepted the apology i don’t see why the college had to expel him. It’s them who have egg on their faces.”



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