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Nigel Farage barred from pub after 'fleeing' crash near Westerham

By William Janes

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been banned from his local pub after he allegedly made a swift exit when he was involved in a head on crash with the landlord.

Patrick Tranter, 38, was driving home with his one-year-old son when his Jaguar was hit by Farage's chauffeur-driven Range Rover, he claims.

But instead of checking on Patrick and his son, the Eurosceptic MEP is said to have fled the scene.

Pint-drinking politician Nigel Farage has been banned from his local pub. Picture: Alan Langley
Pint-drinking politician Nigel Farage has been banned from his local pub. Picture: Alan Langley

Patrick and his shaken baby son George were taken to hospital in an ambulance, and he claims his car has been written off.

Speaking from hospital, Patrick said police who attended the crash were forced to launch a "manhunt" for the MEP who was on his way to appear on Question Time on Thursday.

Mr Tranter, who suffered neck and shoulder injuries, has now banned Farage from his George and Dragon pub, four miles from the politician's home.

He said he's served him "countless pints" - but won't have him in the pub ever again.

"He's a terrible, terrible human being," - Patrick Tranter

Patrick, from Westerham, said: "Man of the people my ****.

"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.

"I used to serve him pints and I worked with his daughter Victoria at a wedding about a year and a half ago.

"I run the local pub and by no means will he be welcome in my pub for a pint.

"He's a terrible, terrible human being."

Dad-of-one Patrick was driving his classic 1986 Series Three Sovereign Jaguar along Clacket Lane, Titsy at around 9:30am when he collided with a Land Rover.

He said Farage's driver stopped at the scene, but the MEP made off.

The George and Dragon pub in Westerham. Picture: Google Streetview
The George and Dragon pub in Westerham. Picture: Google Streetview

Patrick said: "I had just dropped my wife off at the station for work.

"We were driving the opposite side of the road but their car was growing at great speed.

"There was so much force that my car was pushed back into the bushes on the other side of the road.

"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.

"Police told me that the car would have been going at least 45mph but that is after both of us severely breaking

"It would be pure speculation to guess how fast he was going but it's his response which has really ****** me off.

"My car is a complete write off.

"It was a classic British car. It couldn't have been more iconic.

"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."

Patrick and George were rushed to Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington where they were treated for neck and shoulder injuries, he claims.

A police spokeswoman refused to comment on whether Farage was being hunted.

She said: "We were called following a two-vehicle collision in Clacket Lane, Titsey, around 9.55am.

"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."

Nigel Farage has been approached for comment.

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