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Watch: Ukip's Paul Nuttall is under increasing pressure over Hillsborough 'lies'

There is growing pressure on the UKIP party leader Paul Nuttall after it was revealed claims he made about losing a close friend at Hillsborough were false.

Mr Nuttall has apologised, and said he hadn't read the claims on his website.

Meanwhile, UKIP's financial backer, the businessman Arron Banks, has been tweeting about it claiming the families have been milking the disaster and he describes it as an accident.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has tonight's top story.

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Ukip donor says he's "sick to death of hearing about" Hillsborough

Ukip donor Arron Banks has Tweeted a bizarre string of comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

It comes after Ukip leader Paul Nuttall admitted that he didn't have close friends who died at the disaster.

Credit: Twitter/Arron Banks
Credit: Twitter/Arron Banks
Credit: Twitter/Arron Banks

Steve Kelly, who lost his brother Michael at the Hillsborough disaster said:

I'm appalled by Nuttall's comments. If he was there why didn't he support the campaigning for answers.

I also finds Arron Banks's comments hugely offensive and ill informed.

At a time when the families of the victims are waiting to see whether the Crown Prosecution Service will prosecute those responsible, comments like these are not helpful

– Steve Kelly

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