FURTHER to the controversy over the tweets made by Ockendon councillor Aaron Kiely, the young councillor has issued a statement.
Cllr Kiely said:
“I apologise wholeheartedly for my comments. There is no excuse for the violence and vandalism we have seen, it is disgraceful criminal behaviour which I condemn.
“I pay tribute to the police officers who have worked around the clock to restored law and order. I also praise the efforts of Essex Police in making sure the streets of Thurrock remain safe for residents.”