Penzance mayor tells of racist abuse over removal of Brexit flags

Nicole Broadhurst says she is scared and angry amid dispute over union flags on Cornish town’s promenade

The mayor of a Cornish town who was targeted with racist abuse after a dispute over the flying of union flags to celebrate Brexit has spoken of her fear and anger.

Police have installed a panic alarm at the home of Nicole Broadhurst after she received thousands of messages, many abusive or racist, criticising her for saying the flags had to be taken down from Penzance seafront.

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