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UKIP Official Describes Leicester As A "Sh*thole Full Of Pakis"

The party is investigating the comments.

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The branch secretary of UKIP's Bosworth and South Leicestershire branch is under investigation by his party due to a Facebook comment describing Leicester as a "shithole ... full of pakis".

Richard Crouch

Richard Crouch, who also stood for UKIP in a council by-election in December of last year, appeared to post a comment on Facebook which said: "It may be britains biggest shithole, we may be full of pakis, but u can't help supporting where u are from, come on leicester, premiership bound".

The Facebook comment.
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The Facebook comment.

Crouch has deleted his Facebook page since the comment in question was posted in 2013, but his LinkedIn profile states he is currently secretary of the branch.

A campaign leaflet for Crouch's unsuccessful council election campaign.
Twitter: @SLATUKIP

A campaign leaflet for Crouch's unsuccessful council election campaign.

Crouch failed to be elected in the Lutterworth Orchard by-election in December, and last hit the headlines when complaining about a 15th century royal charter.

A UKIP spokesman told BuzzFeed News: "His comments will be investigated and considered at the earliest opportunity by the National Executive Committee as part of an established disciplinary procedure."

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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