ESSEX POLICE has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the demolition of a Labour Party stall in Corringham on Saturday.
The police confirmed that they were called at just after 1220pm on Saturday afternoon to St John’s Way, Corringham after reports that a mob had upended a stall.
YT has been told by the Labour candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, that as a consequence of the stall being upended, a table leg struck Labour campaigner, Linda Hall. Mrs Hall was sitting in her mobility scooter and was "shaken up" by the incident.
Police will no doubt be checking CCTV that, we understand, can be accessed from a number of places in the shopping centre.
Labour campaigners have been keen to stress that the mob did refer to themselves as "UKIP" and used the opportunity to take photographs of the incident.
Some are hoping that the photos make their way onto social media.
Whilst the incident occured, UKIP councillor for Stanford East and Corringham Town was seated just fifty yards away in his monthly surgery which he holds at Corringham Library.
Cllr Jones told YT:" I was not aware of the incident until you told me. We had a very busy two hour surgery dealing with a whole host of issues.
"I don’t recall a group as described coming in."