Paul Nuttall claims he was at the Hillsborough disaster
Mr Nuttall, who is fighting the Stoke-onTrent by-election later this month, hit out at the trolls who have accused him of making false claims about being a Hillsborough survivor.
His comments come just days after it was revealed that police are investigating claims by the Labour Party that he rented a house to mislead by-election voters about his address – something the Ukip leader has dismissed as a non-story.
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Mr Nuttall said the allegations were part of a dirty tricks campaign by a party that had “run out of ideas”.
However he saved his most harsh criticism for the “sick individuals” who had begun circulating rumours that he had lied about being present during the worst disaster in British sporting history when 96 football fans were crushed to death and 766 injured.
“I was at Hillsborough with my two uncles and my dad and I was in the Leppings Lane end,” he said.
Remembering the victims of the Hillsborough disaster Sun, October 25, 2015
On 15th April 1989, 96 men, women and children were killed during a crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest after overcrowding at the 54,000 seat stadium. Here we remember the victims who lost their lives and the tragic events that occurred.
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Liverpool fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' during the Hillsborough memorial service marking the 25th anniversary
The Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 football fans
Trolls have accused him of making false claims about being a Hillsborough survivor
“If I have been accused of lying then they are sick people frankly.
“These are the depths this kind of scum would go to and they are the scum of the earth.”
He added: “It was horrific and it’s something I don’t really talk about.”
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