Nigel Farage quit after going to police as death threats increased after the Brexit vote, it was revealed today.
The Ukip leader has given a statement to detectives in recent days after a flurry of threats to kill him as Britain voted to leave the EU.
Mr Farage quit yesterday saying he had achieved his political ambition to get ‘my country back’ so wanted his life back.
But tellingly he also admitted his political career had come at a significant ‘cost’ to him, his wife Kirsten and his children.
And it has emerged that Mr Farage is said to have been left disturbed and worried after a surge in death threats, forcing him to go to the police.
One source told the Daily Express: ‘He has been very concerned about the death threats. They have really got to him’.
Recent threats online said: ‘Someone needs to assassinate Nigel Farage with immediate effect’ and ‘I will pay for someone to shoot Nigel Farage.’ Although there is likely to have been more concrete threats that sent him to the police.
Yesterday’s he sensationally resigned as Ukip leader in a move that could stop an arch-rival from taking the job.