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UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe discharged from hospital in Strasbourg

The UKIP MEP collapsed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday, the day after putting himself forward as a contender to be the next UKIP leader.

New medical evidence suggests he was punched in the face prior to his collapse.

Sources told ITV News that "bruises consistent with a punch" were found by a team of independent experts.

Mr Woolfe was involved in an altercation with fellow Ukip MEP Mike Hookem in Strasbourg on Thursday.

Mr Hookem "absolutely" denies being responsible for Mr Woolfe's injuries and claims he acted in self-defence during a "scuffle".

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UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe discharged from hospital in Strasbourg

The North West MEP Steven Woolfe has been discharged from hospital in Strasbourg after he collapsed at the European Parliament three days ago.

His aide told Granada Reports that Mr Woolfe is focused on continuing his recovery and will make no further comment today.

Meanwhile medical examinations found that bruising to Mr Woolfe's face was caused by more than just a fall or a seizure.

The UKIP MEP Mike Hookem, who was allegedly involved in an altercation with Mr Woolfe prior to his collapse, has since released a photo of his hands to reinforce the claim that he did not punch his colleague.

An internal UKIP probe is to investigate the incident, with some senior figures saying it should bar leadership front-runner Mr Woolfe from continuing in the race to head the party.

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