The is convinced Mr Singh Duhre was purposefully targeted, despite South Yorkshire Police saying they were not treating the incident as suspicious. Mr Duhre, who is standing in Doncaster Central, was being protected by a bodyguard at the time of the accident, having been received “vile abuse” earlier in the campaign. , the party’s candidate for neighbouring Doncaster North, tweeted a picture of crash, which showed the trailer emblazoned with the ’s logo lying on its side.

Mr Stewart commented: “So how bad can it get in Doncaster? Tonight they attempted to ram my colleague off the road. Car spun, trailer smashed, driver in hospital. How bad?”

Days earlier Mr Singh Duhre was subjected to death threats by a man in Doncaster who told him “I’m going to kill you”, according to Mr Stewart.

He added: “Today the threats and the vile abuse we have been subjected to went to a whole new level.

“We knew something like this could happen but when it actually happens it’s very frightening.

Brexit Party trailer

The Brexit Party trailer on its side (Image: Andy Stewart)

Brexit Party candidate Surjit Singh Duhre

Brexit Party candidate Surjit Singh Duhre (Image: PA)

“He’s since returned home, fearful for his life, not just because somebody said ‘I’m going to kill you’, but ‘can you remember what happened in London? That will happen to you’.

“This is coming from the left of politics. We’ve condemned the right of politics, now it seems to have been met by the left of politics.”

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Fellow Brexit Party candidate Michelle Dewbury, a former winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, tweeted: “What on earth is wrong with some people?

“Why can’t they just respectfully disagree?

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Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart’s tweet about the incident (Image: Twitter)

“IT IS OK TO HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS. You don’t have to like them, never mind agree.

“But this stuff? It’s beyond the pale and it should concern everyone, irrespective of political views.”

Meanwhile Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice was quick to point the finger at the Labour Party.

He tweeted: “Truly shocking and shows how desperately worried the Labour Party are.

“Mr Corbyn, will you immediately condemn these appalling actions by your people?”


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Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice

Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice (Image: GETTY)

Richard Tice

Richard Tice also tweeted, blaming Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “people” (Image: Twitter)

Mr Surjit is trying to beat Rosie Winterton, who is aiming to be re-elected to the constituency she has represented for Labour since 1997. has contacted her to ask to respond to Mr Tice’s comments.

Events then took a twist when South Yorkshire police spokeswoman told “An investigation is ongoing after a report of a threat to kill directed at a General Election candidate was made to police at 10.30am on Tuesday (December 3).

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“A 48-year-old man attended a voluntary interview regarding the incident, which is reported to have occurred at a set of traffic lights on Chequer Road, Doncaster. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Regarding yesterday’s incident, the spokeswoman offered a different interpretation to Mr Stewart, saying: “Police were called at 18.55 yesterday (December 5) following reports of a RTC on Bawtry Road, Doncaster.

Brexit Party

A Brexit Party factfile (Image: Daily Express)

“A car, which was being driven by a General Election candidate, was towing an advertising trailer which tipped over and caused the car to swerve.

“It is believed the weather conditions played a factor in this incident due to the high winds last night.

“The carriageway was blocked for a time before police and members of the public pulled the trailer out of the road.

“No other vehicles were involved and we received no reports of injuries.”

A police spokesperson later added: “Our officers have looked into this incident and it’s not being treated as suspicious, the wind blew over the trailer.”

Rosie Winterton

Rosie Winterton has been Doncaster North MP since 1997 (Image: GETTY)

A Brexit Party spokesman hotly disputed the police version of events, insisting a taxi had pulled out in front of Mr Singh Duhre’s car, causing him to swerve, which in turn caused the trailer to tip over.

He added: “A policeman at the scene advised Mr Singh Duhre to go to hospital so I find their statement extraordinary.”

He stressed the close protection officer, or bodyguard, assigned to Mr Singh Duhre in the wake of the previous incident offered an identical version of events, and had also obtained the taxi’s registration number, which had been reported to the police.

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Mr Singh Duhre had needed hospital treatment for a whiplash injury, he stressed.

The Brexit Party spokesman added: “The car didn’t swerve because the trailer was caught by the wind, the trailer fell over because the car swerved.”



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