UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe to remain in hospital for 48 hours after altercation


Woolfe had a brain scan yesterday

UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe, who wants to be the party’s next leader, will remain in hospital for 48 hours following a bust-up with colleagues in the European Parliament yesterday.

Nathan Gill, another MEP, said Woolfe is being kept under observation as a precaution.

The news comes as the party is set to probe the incident in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, after which Woolfe collapsed and was hospitalised.

Woolfe had a brain scan yesterday to check for blood clots.

In a statement, Woolfe said: “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.

“As a precaution, I am being kept in overnight awaiting secondary tests to make sure everything [is]fine.”

Interim leader Nigel Farage said: “It’s two grown men getting involved in an altercation.

“It’s not very seemly behaviour, but I’m not… going to get involved in the blame game, name names and say who did what.”