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Police investigate Ukip 'video slur'

Police have launched an investigation into the comments of a Ukip candidate who appeared to make racial slurs and threaten to shoot an opponent.

Robert Blay, a prospective parliamentary candidate in North East Hampshire, was shown in a video published by the Daily Mirror making the comments about Tory opponent Ranil Jayawardena if he were to become prime minister. A police spokesman said the force was reviewing the comments as part of "initial inquiries" but added that no one had been arrested.