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06/02/2015 08:49 GMT | Updated 06/02/2015 13:59 GMT

Nigel Farage Forced To Hide In Office From Anti-Ukip Protesters

Nigel Farage was forced to abandon a public appearance in Rotherham today amid protests and accusations of "rubber-necking" at victims of child sex abuse.

The Ukip leader was due to cut the ribbon on the campaign office of would-be MP Jane Collins, but his team said he was not coming out of the building in the South Yorkshire town on police advice.

Farage insisted he was the victim of "trade union-funded" bullying, while a party spokesman branded 40-strong group of demonstrators "hard-line Socialist Workers".

But Labour's local MP, Sarah Champion, said his visit to the town amounted to "rubber-necking" after a damning report into the mishandling of child sex abuse allegations saw the government take over the functions of the council.

"Hilarious Nigel Farage is trapped inside the Rotherham Ukip shop by people objecting to him coming to rubber neck at victims!" she posted on Twitter.

Nigel Farage In Rotherham

Labour's local MP, Sarah Champion, said his visit to the town amounted to "rubber-necking" after a damning report into the mishandling of child sex abuse allegations saw the government take over the functions of the council.

"Hilarious Nigel Farage is trapped inside the Rotherham Ukip shop by people objecting to him coming to rubber neck at victims!" she posted on Twitter.

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