Ukip leadership favourite Steven Woolfe is recovering in hospital after being admitted in a "serious" condition following an altercation at a meeting of the party's MEPs.
The 49-year-old MEP said in a statement, posted on social media, that a CT scan had shown no blood clot on his brain but that he was still going to be kept in hospital overnight as a precaution.
He made no reference to the reported altercation which took place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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It is understood that Woolfe passed out after suffering what were described as two "epileptic-like fits" as well as numbness on the left-hand side of his body.
There were unconfirmed reports that he was punched during the course of an argument while other reports suggested he hit his head after falling heavily.
A spokeswoman for French national police said that the incident had not been reported to them and they had no current plans to investigate. "If someone decides to ring and make a complaint, we will of course follow it up," she said.
A spokeswoman for the European Parliament confirmed Woolfe had collapsed in the main building in Strasbourg, and said that an investigation into the circumstances was now under way.