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Eric Joyce 'taken away by police after brawl in Stranger's Bar'

Labour MP Eric Joyce has allegedly been involved in a brawl in a House of Commons bar in which he punched several Tory MPs.

It is reported that he also hit a Labour MP.

Conservative Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, was reportedly head-butted and punched in the incident which happened just after 11pm tonight in the Stranger's Bar, a Commons bar which is reserved for MPs and their guests. 

Mr Joyce is alleged to have "just started lashing out at people", according to one eye-witness who asked not to be named. 

The eye-witness told PoliticsHome that Mr Joyce, a former Army officer who represents Falkirk, pushed a Tory MP and then started punching some of the other Conservative members seated at the back of the bar. Drinks were thrown over other bar partons.

It is reported that Mr Joyce complained that the bar, popular with MPs from all parties, was "full of Tories". 

Mr Joyce is being held at a London police station on suspicion of assault.

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