An investigation has been launched into comments made by a Ukip councillor in which he called for Remain voters to be killed.
Terence Nathan who represents Cray Valley West in Bromley made the remarks on a Sun article posted on Facebook.
The post reads: “Time to start killing these people till Article 50 is invoked, perhaps remainers will get the message then.”
Nathan elaborated when his comment was called into question by questioning the wisdom of making such threats.
He said: “Not threatening anyone, no need for threats just a bullet.”
Nathan defended himself by saying the comments should be taken “with a pinch of salt”.
He told The Huffington Post UK: “My comment on Facebook was only ever intended to be taken with a pinch of salt.
“I did not think anyone would take it seriously but some obviously have and I greatly regret this. It was honestly intended as a ridiculous overstatement.
“Anyone would tell you that I hold dear both respect and democracy. I would never seriously have advocated such violence.
“I apologise for any offence taken as this was never my intention
Police in Bromley are aware of the comments made and are making enquiries.
A Bromley Council spokesperson said: “The Council has launched an investigation into the alleged comments made but it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”
Nathan has been contacted for comment.