The favourite to become the next Ukip leader has collapsed outside the European Parliament amid reports he was punched by a colleague.
Ukip said that Steven Woolfe collapsed outside the European Parliament following a “clear the air” meeting with colleagues this morning.
However party insiders told The Telegraph that Mr Woolfe was punched by a Ukip colleague following an altercation.
The Daily Telegraph understands that Mr Woolfe is suffering from bleeding of the brain after he was punched. One witness said he fell into a window after being punched.
Nigel Farage, who was reportedly present during the altercation, said: “I deeply regret that following an altercation that took place at a meeting of MEPs this morning that Steven Woolfe subsequently collapsed and was taken to hospital. His condition is serious.”
Woolfe, I am told, "took off his jacket and invited him outside" – then there was the 'altercation'
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