Fighting for his life…..
H/T: Vanessa Frost , Gaia
BREAKING: Ukip leadership favourite Steven Woolfe is ‘fighting for his life’ in hospital after being PUNCHED by another of the party’s MEPs during a ‘clear the air’ meeting
Steven Woolfe, the favourite to become Ukip leader, collapsed at the European Parliament building in Strasbourg after being punched by another MEP at a ‘clear the air’ meeting. Images published by ITV News appear to show him sprawled unconscious on the floor
- Leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe collapses at European Parliament
- Rushed to hospital and thought to have suffered head injuries
- Ex leader Nigel Farage says he was hit at a meeting of Ukip MEPs earlier
- Reportedly punched in the face during the altercation this morning
- Collapse said to have happened on a walkway at the Strasbourg building
Ukip leadership favourite Steven Woolfe is in ‘serious’ condition in hospital after collapsing following a punch-up with a fellow MEP.
Mr Woolfe dramatically collapsed on a walkway in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg at around 11.20 UK time shortly after the fight with another Ukip politician – understood to be Mike Hookem – at a ‘clear the air’ meeting.
The married father-of-one – who was marking his 49th birthday today – suffered serious head injuries and is being treated for bleeding on the brain.
Sources said the row was over Mr Woolfe’s admission that he had considered defecting to the Tories after being ‘enthused’ by Theresa May’s new direction.
After being told he was a ‘joke’, Mr Woolfe apparently took off his jacket and challenged Mr Hookem to ‘settle this outside’.
Images published by ITV News this afternoon appear to show Mr Woolfe sprawled unconscious on the floor two hours later while someone tries to help him.
Nigel Farage, a close ally of Mr Woolfe (pictured left), said he was in ‘serious’ condition. He is thought to have suffered bleeding on the brain after collapsing