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Paul Nuttall admits claim he lost close friends at Hillsborough was false
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Feb 14, 2017 08:43pm|
|Author||Ian Cobain and Rowena Mason|
|News Date||Wednesday, February 15, 2017 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, is facing more questions about Hillsborough after being forced to admit that claims on his website about losing close friends in the disaster were false. |
In an interview with Liverpool’s Radio City News on Tuesday, it was put to him that in 2012 he said on his website that he had “lost close personal friends”. Nuttall denied making the claim.
When the presenter, Dave Easson, who was at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster, showed him the evidence that the claim had been made on his website, Nuttall replied: “I haven’t lost a close, personal friend. I’ve lost someone who I know.”
Nuttall then suggested that he was not responsible for the statement, saying: “I’m sorry about that, but that is something … I haven’t put that out. That is wrong.”