A SERIES of arson attacks which have destroyed four UKIP banners in Redditch have brought an angry response from the town’s parliamentary candidate for the party.
Local businessman Peter Jewell said: “It’s part of the pathetic state of politics here and it’s amazing how certain members of the community cannot sit in front of us and talk about the issues that concern them and instead do something like this.”
He added that the police had been informed and the posters would be put back up, this time with CCTV monitoring them.
“Everyone has the right to vote and should use their vote – people died to win the right to do so – and views should be expressed through open debate and ballot box, not by burning down posters.”
The attacks, on sites on Bromsgrove Road and at Mount Pleasant, happened just hours after the posters were erected last Sunday.
Sergeant Janes Gilkes of Redditch police said investigations into the attacks were ongoing.