Nigel Farage barred from local pub after 'walking away' from crash with landlord
Nigel Farage has been banned from his local pub after allegedly making a swift exit when he was involved in a head-on crash with the landlord.
Patrick Tranter, 38, says he was driving home with his one-year-old son when his Jaguar was hit by a Range Rover that Farage was a passenger in.
He claims that instead of checking on Patrick and his son, the Brexit Party leader - who was apparently being driven to Question Time - fled the scene.
Patrick and his baby son George were taken to hospital by ambulance and the landlord, who suffered neck and shoulder injuries, says his car has been written off.
Patrick said he has now banned Mr Farage from his George and Dragon in Westerham, Kent, which is just a few miles from the MEP's home.
"Man of the people my arse," he said. "He didn't even bother to see if me and my little boy were OK. He just upped and left.
"Had he had done so he would have recognised me as I've served him countless pints and I worked with his daughter just over a year ago.
"There's no way he'll be welcome back in my pub - which has the most British sounding name going."
Mr Tranter, who branded the former Ukip leader a "terrible, terrible human being", said he was driving his classic 1986 Series 3 Sovereign Jaguar along Clacket Lane, Kent, around 9:30am on Thursday, May 9 when he collided with Mr Farage's car.
He said Farage's driver stopped at the scene, but the MEP made off.
Patrick said: "I ran out to see if my little boy was OK but Farage just got out of the car.
"Farage just walked out of the car. God knows where as it was a country lane.
"I turned around and asked one of his people, 'Is that Farage?' and she said yes. I don't think she was meant to say that."
He said his car is a "complete write-off", adding: "His driver was really courteous and waited by our car. He called the police and ambulance too.
"The police even launched a small manhunt for Farage. It was for his safety more so for any criminality.
"If he bothered to stop and see if we were OK he'd have recognised me.
"That man shouldn't be anywhere near power."
A police spokeswoman did not comment on whether Farage was being hunted.
She said: "We were called following a two-vehicle collision in Clacket Lane, Titsey, around 9.55am (9 May).
"No one was injured as a result of the incident. The road was closed in both directions while the vehicles were recovered.
"We are not investigating."