Lord Prescott in 'near punch-up' with heckler in Hull city centre
Lord Prescott has reportedly been involved in a 'near punch-up' with a man who heckled him during a street rally.
Witnesses said the man threw a punch at the Labour candidate to become Humberside police and crime commissioner as he campaigned in Hull city centre.
Lord Prescott was confronted by the man, who was carrying an empty bottle of beer, after saying: "We need to take back our town centres from drunken thugs".
After he was shouted at by the man, Lord Prescott said: "Oh yeah? Come here and say something.
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"We've got to do something about you lads. This is the case with the problem round here."
The man then said: "I'm not the problem, you're the problem. You don't do nowt."
Hull East MP Karl Turner is then reported to have tried to drag the man away.
Voters are going to the polls today to elect the first police and crime commissioner for the region.
Six other candidates are standing for the £75,000-a-year role.