UKIP MEP Mike Hookem denies punching Steve Woolfe in 'handbags at dawn' at European Parliament
Hull-based UKIP MEP Mike Hookem has denied punching colleague Stephen Woolfe in a bust-up at the European Parliament.
Mr Woolfe ended up in hospital yesterday when he collapsed after clashing with Mr Hookem. But today Mr Hookem denied hitting him, describing the incident as "handbags at dawn".
Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, he said: "He came at me but no punches were thrown. I did not punch him, I did not hit him.
"There was no physical mark on him or me afterwards. It was just a tussle, nothing more, nothing less. I would call it handbags at dawn.
"He took a step... read more
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