Rupert Murdoch attacked in parliament

By Ian Dunt Follow @IanDunt

A man has tried to attack Rupert Murdoch at his appearance at the select committee hearing in parliament.

The member of the public tried to cover the media mogul in what appeared to be shaving foam.

Wendi Deng, Mr Murdoch's wife, could be seen quickly striking back at the man with a speed which impressed observers.

The chairman then shouted for order and the cameras went dead while he was dragged from the room by police and arrested.

Some reports suggest the man was a UKUncut activist although the group was quick to disassociate itself from him.

The man alleged to have conducted the attack tweeted moments before: "It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat."