A BNP candidate has been charged with racially aggravated harrassment over claims he shouted abuse at a German neighbour.
Roy Kevin West, of Glenmore Grove, Dukinfield, was questioned at Ashton police station over the incident alleged to have taken place on 28 August. While he was being interviewed, it is understood police raided his home and confiscated several flags and artefacts belonging to him.
The unemployed 44 year old stood in Dukinfield in May’s local elections and claimed second place with 734 votes behind Councillor Brian Wild.
He answered bail at the police station on Friday and was charged. He will appear before Tameside magistrates on Wednesday.