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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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Steven Woolfe: 'CT scan is clear and I feel brighter'

Steven Woolfe said he was feeling 'brighter' after being taken to hospital Credit: PA

Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe has said he is "feeling brighter" after being rushed to hospital with a suspected brain injury.

Mr Woolfe was taken to a Strasbourg hospital on Thursday following reports he was involved in an "altercation" with another party MEP.

Nigel Farage had said that the 49-year-old, a contender for the Ukip leadership, was in a "serious" condition.

But Mr Woolfe later released a statement from hospital, saying: "The CT scan has shown that there is no blood clot in the brain.

"At the moment I am feeling brighter, happier, and smiling as ever."

He said he is being kept in hospital overnight "awaiting secondary tests to make sure everything is fine".

I would like everyone to know that the parliamentary staff, the UKIP MEPs with me and hospital staff have been brilliant. Their care has been exceptional. I am sitting up, and said to be looking well. The only consequence at the moment is a bit of numbness on the left hand side of my face.

– Steven Woolfe

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