Ukip leadership candidate Bill Etheridge has withdrawn from the contest and called on rivals to back current deputy leader Paul Nuttall.
Six Birmingham Men Banned From Approaching Girls
Six men from Birmingham have been given long term injunctions stopping them approaching girls they don't know.
The City Council brought the action after a 17-year-old was found in a hotel room with men she claimed were her friends.
Three of the men 27 year old Omar Ahmed, 31-year-old Mohammed Anjam and 40-year-old Sajid Hussain can be named after fears over their safety were dismissed.
Mr Justice Keehan made the ruling at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London after the Press Association news agency and Times Newspapers argued that the public had right to know.
The judge had granted long-term injunctions against the two men earlier this week after social workers and police raised concerns about the welfare of a vulnerable 17-year-old girl who is in the care of Birmingham City Council.
He barred the men from approaching the girl until she turned 18, following a public hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.
The judge also barred them from approaching ''any female under 18'', with whom they were not personally associated, in public places.
Birmingham City Council had launched civil court proceedings against 10 men with the aim of protecting youngsters who may not understand what was happening to them, Mr Justice Keehan had been told.
Lorna Meyer QC, for Birmingham City Council, said West Midlands Police had supported the move.
She said the council and police had identified a ''number of individuals'' found to be ''inappropriately'' in the company of the 17-year-old girl.
Lawyers thought that there was not enough evidence to secure criminal convictions - on a beyond reasonable doubt basis - ''at the current time''.
But they thought that there was enough evidence to obtain civil court injunctions - on a balance of probabilities basis.
Miss Meyer said if long-term injunctions were made, and any of the men were found ''in the company of a vulnerable child'' by West Midlands Police or Birmingham City Council in breach or orders, then lawyers would ask a judge to impose jail terms for contempt of court.
A seven-year-old boy had an "astonishing'' escape after a van ploughed into the back of a flatbed lorry in the West Midlands.
Birmingham Airport could get a new runway in future, according to the man looking at options for the government.
A reckless scrambler bike rider who pulled wheelies while speeding through the streets of a housing estate in Birmingham has been jailed for dangerous driving.
Recently Played Tracks
On Radio: Heart Breakfast with Russ Morris
6am - 10am
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.