Fight breaks out between two women ahead of UKIP leader visit to Hartlepool

Fiona Parker
The fight broke out in Hartlepool - London News Pictures Ltd

A fight broke out between two women at a mini-rally of UKIP supporters in Hartlepool today where Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader, announced he will contest the  Lincolnshire seat of Boston and Skegness in the General Election,

The two women were photographed scratching and grabbing each other outside a pub in the town in County Durham.

The UKIP leader, who was at another pub, today confirmed to media he will run for the Boston and Skegness seat before knocking on doors and meeting voters in the street in the Headland area of the city.

Mr Nuttall cancelled a rally as a result of the fight Credit:  Andrew McCaren/London News Pictures

Witnesses said one was a Ukip supporter and one was a Remainer, however Ukip and a Remain campaign group have both denied these claims.

This woman was left with a bloody face Credit: Andrew McCaren/London News Pictures

One woman was seen kicking the other and grabbing at her jumper and face, causing her to spill a red drink.

A shoe was brandished during the fight Credit: SCOTT HEPPELL/Reuters

The other woman then brandished a shoe in a threatening manner.

During the fight, one of the women's heart-shaped glasses fell from her head.

Crowds of people watched the fight Credit: Andrew McCaren/London News Pictures Ltd

A man tried to stand between the two women and end the dispute. 

But the pair ended up scrambling at each other on the floor, covered in the red drink.

A man intervened to stop the fight Credit: SCOTT HEPPELL/REUTERS

The would-be peacemaker eventually crawled on top of the pair as they fell on the floor, apparently attempting to calm them both them down.

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