Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Labour Selection Contest Ends in a Brawl

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Labour Selection Contest Ends in a Brawl

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Byline: Josh Pettitt, Joe Watts and Josh Neicho

POLICE are today investigating a brawl outside a Labour selection contest which left a man needing hospital treatment after being head-butted.

The 53-year-old was taken to hospital by ambulance after the incident yesterday afternoon.

The assault is believed to have taken place when demonstrators protesting about housing issues clashed with Labour members leaving the meeting, held to determine who represents Labour in Hampstead and Kilburn for the 2015 election.

A spokesman from Scotland Yard confirmed the victim was head-butted and said investigations were ongoing but that no arrests had been made. He said: "Police were called to reports of an assault on Mazenod Avenue at 2.45pm. On arrival it was apparent that one man had injuries to his head.

"His injuries are not believed to be serious. No arrests were made and inquiries continue."

The selection contest was won by Camden councillor Tulip Siddiq, niece of Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and granddaughter of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. …

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