Nigel Farage's 'take the knife to them' comments at Newport Brexit Party rally 'not a criminal offence'

Police said they have been "looking into" comments made by Nigel Farage at a Brexit Party rally in Newport last week.

The Brexit Party leader said "we'll take the knife" to "the overpaid pen pushers in Whitehall".

Gwent Police said "following a thorough assessment" the comments do not constitute a criminal offence.

Brexit Party leader made these comments at a rally last Saturday:

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Nigel Farage's speech from the Newport conference can be seen here:

Referring to the comments, Nigel Farage tweeted just after 2pm today: "I should have said ‘take the axe’, which is a more traditional term for cuts."

The Brexit Party has been approached for comment.