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UKIP Facebook 'Nazi salute' candidate Alex Wood suspended

A UKIP candidate in Somerset has been suspended from the party after photos of him apparently making a Nazi-style salute appeared on his Facebook page.

Alex Wood, 22, said the picture was taken out of context and associated comments were not written by him.

Mr Wood told police his account had been "hijacked" but said he would continue to stand for election.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said any members proven to have extreme right wing views would be expelled.

Robin Brant reports.

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