Police Called to Incident at Tory Conference

The police had to be called to the Tory Conference’s international stand roughly twenty minutes ago to investigate a supposed fracas. Video shows officers entering the lounge and then moving press and onlookers away from the incident.

A Norwegian MP inside the stall informed Guido that no internationals were permitted to leave the lounge and the police had had to be called over a “misunderstanding”, however there are rumours there was a fight.  Developing…

UPDATE: Reports that the fracas involved 1922 Committee member, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP…

The Manchester Police released the following statement:

UPDATE II: Clifton-Brown has now been booted out of Tory conference pending further investigation. Not exactly the headlines CCHQ were hoping for on ‘law and order day’…

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