Police investigate racist abuse of mayor over removal of Brexit flags

Penzance mayor targeted on social media after ordering union flags taken down from seafront

Police are investigating racist abuse aimed at the mayor of a Cornish town after she said union flags that had appeared on the seafront to celebrate Brexit had to be taken down.

Nicole Broadhurst, the mayor of Penzance, received abuse on social media when she said the 18 flags had been hoisted without permission and needed to be removed.

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