British politician Nigel Farage survived an assassination attempt. It appears that someone had attempted this by loosening wheels of his car. Moreover, he managed to survive two possible assassination attempts.
In May 2010 while out campaigning the light aircraft he was travelling in crashed after a banner it was towing became entangled, or so an inquiry found. Three years later and the pilot of the plane, Justin Adams, was found dead.
According to police: “A cause of death has not been established but it is not being treated as suspicious.”
Then in January this year the wheels of the car he was travelling came-off in highly suspicious circumstances.
The Ukip leader’s Volvo careered off a road near Dunkirk, France, while he was driving from Brussels back to his home in Kent.
When police arrived, Farage claims they told him the nuts on all of the wheels of his v70 had been loosened in a possible malicious act.
He told the Mail on Sunday he lost control on the motorway, and was forced to escape the car and dart over a barrier to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
‘It was in the middle of bloody nowhere, and I was caught in a very bad position,’ he said. ‘There was a huge section of roadworks with cars going back and forth on the same side of the carriageway.
‘I suddenly realised I was losing steering but there was no hard shoulder to pull onto.
‘I slowed down, put the hazards on and then one of the wheels came off. I jumped over the wall as quickly as I bloody well could to get away from lorries and everything.’
The authorities in France examined the car after the crash, which happened at the end of October. Despite mechanics being ‘absolutely certain’ it was a deliberate act, Farage decided not to take further action.
‘The French police said that sometimes nuts on one wheel can come a bit loose – but not on all four,’ he added.
Farage said he has received numerous death threats during his time as controversial leader of the anti-EU party.
When asked who he thought may have been responsible, he said: ‘I haven’t got a clue.’
‘Quite frankly,’ he added, ‘the way my life’s been over the past two and a half years, nothing surprises me.’