Neil Hamilton becomes interim UK leader of UKIP party

Mr Hamilton has now become the interim UK leader of the political party. Credit: PA Images

Senedd member Neil Hamilton has become the interim leader of UKIP and has taken the position as the UK leader.

The party says Freddy Vachha has been suspended pending a formal investigation into an allegation of behaviour that is likely to bring the party into disrepute.

Mr Vachha says he's been falsely accused. 

Neil Hamilton told ITV Wales: "So I find myself not just the leader of UKIP in Wales but the leader of UKIP in the UK - if that helps people know that there are elections in Wales next May, in other parts of the country, I'm very pleased to be able to take our message to them."