The offices of a political party were targeted by vandals over the weekend.
UKIP’s recently opened offices on Bridge Street in Blyth, had graffiti sprayed on the shutters, overnight on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.
All we try and do is give our people and communities another choice, an alternative for change. Of course everyone cannot be expected to agree, but there is no need for thisUKIP candidate for Blyth Valley, Barry Elliott
Barry Elliott, UKIP’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Blyth Valley, said: “All we try and do is give our people and communities another choice, an alternative for change.
“Of course everyone cannot be expected to agree, but there is no need for this.
“These attacks will not deter me. Someone out there will know who did this.
“An attack on democracy is an attack on you, your mam, your dad, your family, your friends.
“I would also explain how ignorant and misaligned the person was. “It is completely inaccurate to align UKIP with the Nazis – what their doctrine was, and that the Nazis wanted to rule Europe.
“We want out of it, control immigration etc, that does not make us racists.”
A police spokesman said: “Between 4.30pm Friday, March 27, and 9.30am on Saturday, March 28, vandals sprayed graffiti onto the roller shutters of a shop front in Bridge Street.
“Enquiries are ongoing into the damage and police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 437 280315.”
Northumberland County Council has now removed the graffiti.