UKIP leader suspended over data theft allegations

BBC reports:

UKIP has suspended its leader and three other members after they were accused of stealing data from the party.

An email to all members from chairman Kirstan Herriot said she was “forced to take serious action” against Richard Braine, Tony Sharp, Jeff Armstrong and Mark Dent.

This included reporting them to Action Fraud – though it is not yet known if the police body will investigate.

But Mr Braine denied the allegations, saying the “whole thing was absurd”.

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