A UKIP office has been defaced in the early hours of Sunday morning.
An artistically edited version of the UKIP logo – with the word UKIP replaced with UKUNT – was spray-painted onto the front of the office of Member of European Parliament Dr Julia Reid, located in Chippenham town centre.
A white man of thin build was seen spraying the offensive logo on the windows of the purple and yellow office on Market Place at around 2am on 2 April.
A Chippenham resident was quick to point out that the office would be gone soon, tweeting: “The ONLY good thing about Brexit is that this place will disappear from Chippenham”.
@DanielJaeWebb The ONLY good thing about Brexit is that this place will disappear from Chippenham 🙈
— Conor (@conormelvin) April 2, 2017
A Liberal Democrat councillor candidate for Chippenham, Daniel Webb, said he was ‘impressed’ with the new signage: “Impressive new signage, #UKIP. I’m very nearly 100% sure that #Chippenham will welcome your re-brand with open arms…”
— Daniel J Webb (@DanielJaeWebb) April 2, 2017
A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: “At approximately 2am on 2 April 2017, a man was seen to spray paint on the front windows of the former post office site in Market Place.
“The man is described as white, 5 foot 10 inches tall, short brown hair and of thin build. He was wearing a dark green jacket, grey hoodie and a rucksack.”
Can you help the police? Anyone with information should call Wiltshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.