UKIP's biggest donor has stated on Twitter that he's "sick to death of hearing about" the Hillsborough stadium disaster that killed 96 people in 1989.
Millionaire businessman Arron Banks was reacting to a Twitter user lamenting UKIP leader Paul Nuttall after it was revealed that claims made on his personal website that he had lost "close personal friends" in the tragedy were proved false.
Hillsborough campaigners have taken issue with Banks' controversial words. Charlotte Hennessey, who lost her father in the disaster, stated on Twitter:
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall faces further pressure to prove that he was even at the stadium on the day that the tragedy happened, as he has claimed.
A fellow pupil at his former school who says he has been a friend of Nuttall for decades said the UKIP leader had never even mentioned being there. "I have been very good friends with Paul for over 25 years," he said, adding that they had "never spoken" about Hillsborough.