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:
— Radio City News (@RadioCityNews) February 14, 2017