Man charged with assaulting Ukip leader

Man charged with assaulting Ukip leader

A 37-year-old man has been charged with assaulting Ukip leader Nigel Farage after he was allegedly hit over the head with a placard outside a seaside hotel.

Unemployed Andrew Scott is accused of striking the 49-year-old politician as he entered the Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, yesterday afternoon.

Scott was arrested at his home in Ramsgate Road, Margate, at 11.20pm yesterday and charged this afternoon with assault by beating, Kent Police said.

He has been freed on conditional police bail until he appears at Margate Magistrates’ Court on March 3. Mr Farage was not hurt in the incident.

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