WEST Mercia Police has confirmed UKIP Stourport councillor Eric Kitson has spoken to officers voluntarily.

A police spokesman said: “Councillor Eric Kitson from Stourport was voluntarily interviewed yesterday by officers from West Mercia Police over concerns raised by the public about allegedly offensive and racist comments made on social media.

“A computer was seized and a property in Stourport searched by police for evidence gathering purposes. A file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration.”