UKIP leader backtracks on false claims he lost close personal friends at Hillsborough

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has backtracked on claims he lost close personal friends at Hillsborough in an embarrassing interview with a Radio City Talk host – who was there on the day.

Nuttall, a Liverpudlian, wrote in an article criticising the government in 2011 that he had lost close personal friends and repeated the claims in a separate article from 2012.

But when pressed on this in the interview he admitted this was not the case saying:

“That’s not from me I’m sorry. I haven’t lost anyone who is a close personal friend.”

“I haven’t lost a close personal friend. I lost someone who I know. That’s not from me I’m sorry. I haven’t lost anyone who is a close personal friend. It was people I knew through football. That is something I haven’t put out. It is wrong.”

Watch the interview below:

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