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Steven Woolfe 'was punched in the face', examination suggests

Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe was punched in the face, new medical evidence suggests.

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's Steven Woolfe 'hit head on wall before collapse'

Ukip's Steven Woolfe hit his head on a wall during an altercation with fellow MEP Mike Hookem and collapsed shortly afterwards, according to ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston.

Passions were high at a meeting of Ukip MEPs but Mr Woolfe decided against leaving the party, Peston told News at Ten.

"He was called effectively a traitor by Mr Hookem and they decided to take it outside," he said.

"There appears to be some dispute, doubt over whether punches were thrown but everyone says there was an altercation, some kind of a scuffle, he hits his head on the wall and later he collapses."

ITV News' political correspondent Carl Dinnen says a spokesperson for Mr Hookem told him it was "a purely verbal altercation" and no punches were thrown.

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