UKIP councillor Tony Hooke

A sitting UKIP councillor has been arrested after accusations of an assault at an event attended by Nigel Farage. Hampshire County councillor Tony Hooke was detained by police following an event for the UKIP leader at Portsmouth Guildhall.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police told Scrapbook:

“A 52 year-old man from Yateley arrested in connection with an assault, has been bailed until 24 June, pending further enquiries. He was arrested following an incident at a UKIP public meeting at Portsmouth Guildhall on April 28.”

The news comes after anti-racism campaigners Hope Not Hate called in lawyers after Farage falsely linked them to violence against UKIP supporters.

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