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Nazi salute 'was phone grab'

A UKIP candidate who appeared to be making a Nazi-salute in pictures posted on Facebook says the image only shows him 'pretending to be houseplant and grabbing the phone'.

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UKIP suspend candidate 'pending police investigation'

UKIP has confirmed that Alex Wood, who appeared to make a Nazi-salute in a picture posted on Facebook, has been suspended by the party.

Alex Wood maintains that his account has been hijacked and he reported this to the police some days ago.

We have suspended his candidacy pending the outcome of that police investigation.

– UKIP spokesman

Mr Wood claims his Facebook account was "hijacked".

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