Ukip MEP Row Between Steven Woolfe And Mike Hookem Referred To French Police

The two Ukip MEPs who had a stand-up row at a party meeting in Brussels that left one of them hospitalised have been referred to French police. 

Steven Woolfe, then the front-runner in Ukip’s leadership contest, suffered two seizures and was treated for a bleed on the brain after the exchange earlier this month.

Woolfe claimed Mike Hookem “came at me and landed a blow” at a heated meeting of party MEPs in the European Parliament, Strasbourg. 

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz revealed today he had referred the dispute to the French authorities “given the seriousness of the reported facts and their possible criminal implications”.

The move came on a recommendation from the Parliament’s conduct advisory committee.

“[It] concluded that the versions of the facts given by the two members involved diverged substantially and the facts seem to have happened in the absence of direct witnesses,” Schulz said.

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