A UKIP election candidate has been attacked and described as ‘fascist’ and ‘racist’ while canvassing in Aylesbury.
Phil Gomm, who is standing for the district council seat in Oakfield, said the man launched a tirade of abuse against him and UKIP colleague Chris Adams.
The man spat at Mr Gomm and kicked him while they were in Albert Street yesterday afternoon.
Police arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of ‘assault without injury’.
He was later released with a caution.
Mr Gomm, who is already a county councillor, said: “This bloke came out of nowhere shouting ‘fascist’ and ‘racist’.
“There were children in the street and I told him he needed to calm down.
“He was spitting at me and then he kicked me in the backside.
“It was disgraceful. I was quite shocked and it was quite scary.
“I have never experienced anything like that before.”
The by-election for the town and district council seats, to be held tomorrow, was sparked by Steve Patrick’s death.
Other candidates for the district seat are Allison Harrison (Liberal Democrats), Patrick Martin (Independent), Roy McNickle (Labour) and Edward Sims (Conservative).
Candidates for the town council seat are Heather Adams (UKIP), Patrick Martin (Independent), Roy McNickle (Labour), Edward Sims (Conservative) and Mark Willis (Liberal Democrats).
Voting will take place between 7am and 10pm.