Kent

Man charged with assaulting UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage at Walpole Bay Hotel Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption Nigel Farage was allegedly assaulted outside the Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville

A man has been charged with assaulting UKIP leader Nigel Farage as he entered a hotel in Kent.

Andrew Scott, 37, from Ramsgate Road in Margate, is accused of assault by beating outside the Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville on Monday afternoon.

Mr Scott, who is unemployed and was arrested that evening, has been placed on conditional bail and is due before magistrates in Margate on 3 March.

He was told not to attend any political event of any political party.

Kent Police said he was also told not to contact witnesses.

South East MEP Mr Farage was not hurt in the incident, which allegedly occurred as protesters were campaigning about animal rights.

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