The photograph showing a woman and a child in a burka standing between two binbags appeared a Councillor's Facebook page.
Detectives investigating the suspected theft of £1 million from two UK banks raided addresses in Enfield and Islington on Tuesday morning.
A brook in North London was today purposely poisoned in an attempt to kill a non-native speices of fish.
– Conservative Party statement
Councillor Chris Joannides is not endorsed as a Conservative Party Candidate in the forthcoming local government elections in the London Borough of Enfield in May 2014. No Appeal is permitted under Party Rules.
Furthermore, Councillor Joannides is expelled from the Conservative Party for a period of 12 months. He may appeal against this decision and it is our understanding that he intends to do so.
Councillor Joannides told ITV News he deleted the picture from his Facebook page. He said he recalled the caption:
I saw her standing there, I told here she had three beautiful daughters. She didn't have to get all cheesed off by it, it was an honest mistake.
Councillor Joannides added:
The picture of the burkas was not my creation basically, nor was the attached caption. That was placed on my Facebook wall by a Turkish-Cypriot woman, a friend of mine. We were discussing women's rights, discussing the burkas.
- Councillor Joannides, who was once Britain's youngest Greek-Cypriot councillor, was suspended from his local Conservative association earlier this year
- Conservative Party HQ has now deselected him as a candidate in May's election and expelled him for 12 months
- Councillor Joannides was unavailable for comment
A Conservative councillor has been thrown out of the party for a year after a picture on his Facebook page appeared to compare burkas to binbags.
Chris Joannides was a member of the Tory opposition on Labour-run Enfield Council in north London. The photo on his Facebook page is said to have shown a woman and a child in a burka standing between two binbags.
A missing teenager has been found in Enfield.
It comes after police made a public appeal for help in finding 14-year-old Jahrel Martin.
- Jahrel Martin is described as 6 foot tall, of medium build
- Last seen wearing a green knee length hooded Levi jacket with fur on hood
- His family says he looks much older than his age
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Missing People 116 000.
A teenage boy has vanished from his home in north London. 14-year-old Jahrel Martin was last seen on Montagu Road in Enfield on Saturday afternoon.
Police say 15-year-old Elisha Cade from Enfield has been found.
It comes after officers appealed to the public for help in tracing her.
Elisha was found safe and well in the London Bridge area at around 6.30pm last night.
A 15-year-old girl has gone missing after failing to turn up at school in Enfield. Elisha Cade was last seen wearing her grey uniform and red tie. She was also wearing a black 'parka' jacket.
Police believe she may have travelled to London Bridge. Her family is becoming increasingly concerned for her safety, and say her disappearance is "out of character".
Anyone who has seen Elisha or has any information that may help is asked to contact Enfield's Missing Persons Unit on 020 8345 3300.