1. National

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".

View all 17 updates ›

Steven Woolfe in 'life-threatening condition'

Raheem Kassem said Steven Woolfe was in a 'life-threatening' condition Credit: PA

Ukip's Steven Woolfe is in a "life-threatening" condition following an altercation with fellow party MEPs in Strasbourg.

Mr Woolfe, who turned 49 today, was taken ill after walking out on a vote at the European Parliament.

Woolfe, who declared on Wednesday his intention to run as party leader, was reported by Nigel Farage to be in a "serious" condition upon being taken to hospital.

Fellow leadership contender Raheem Kassem tweeted that he believed Woolfe was in a "life-threatening" condition.

More on this story