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Group Claiming To Be From UKIP Attack Disabled OAP Labour Campaigner

November 17, 2014

A disabled pensioner was kicked while on her mobility scooter when thugs claiming to be from UKIP attacked Labour activists campaigning for the NHS.

Linda Hall’s terrified seven-year-old grandson Thomas was with her when the yobs struck in Corringham, Essex, on Saturday.

The three men had passed the Labour group’s “Save our NHS” street stall earlier and one said to one activist that they were “UKIP – we will be back later”.

They returned with a woman who filmed them kicking over the stall and lashing out on an iPad-style computer tablet.

Linda, 67, who suffers from chronic rheumatoid arthritis was left with a bruise on her leg. 

She said: “There was a lot of pushing and shoving, they trashed the street stall – kicked the boxes of leaflets all over the ground….

“The level of violence was really quite scary.”

Linda, who has been campaigning for Labour for more than 12 years, added: “I have never come across anything like this, absolutely extraordinary and it really was very scary.”

The activist, who is standing for the local council, said she got off lightly with a “glancing blow” from a thug who was kicking at a sign propped against her scooter.

“The kicking that was going on, if anybody had got their leg behind it – I’m not given to exaggeration – I think there would have been serious injury done.”

Mike-le-Surf, would-be Labour MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, was also caught up in the mayhem.

Mr Le-Surf: “If these thugs think they can come and intimidate us, then they have another think coming.

“We are committed to campaigning for a better way of life. If that doesn’t suit the fascists, the thug and the bully, then tough”.

Although the thugs did refer to UKIP there is no proof they belong to Nigel Farage’s party, he added.

A UKIP spokesman said: “We do not believe that these people are anything to do with us. It looks like a set-up job.

“However, we do look forward to seeing the video evidence and if they are anything to do with us we will hand over any information to the police so that anybody involved in assaulting anybody – disabled or not – can be properly charged.”

Essex police are investigating.

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  1. November 17, 2014 6:29 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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