UKIP leader Nigel Farage hit by placard during protest

The Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, has been hit on the head with a placard during a protest when he arrived in east Kent this afternoon.

The South East MEP was in Cliftonville in Margate to address supporters at a seaside hotel.

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Farage "very frightened" by mob attack

The Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, was attacked when he arrived in Kent this afternoon. The MEP was in Cliftonville to address supporters.

A small but hostile crowd was outside. And in the demo, Mr Farage - who is still recovering from a major operation - was hit over the head with a placard.

Police have interviewed the UKIP leader and protesters about the assault. Nigel Farage told

our Political Correspondent , Phil Hornby, he found the event frightening.

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