A UKIP wreath has been taken from Billericay War Memorial and it is suspected to have been removed for political reasons.
Terence Gandy, UKIP member and former town councillor, noticed that the wreath was missing this morning and he suspects it was removed deliberately.
This was the first year that the political party were invited to lay wreaths on Remembrance Sunday.
Mr Gandy, a former Royal Air Force serviceman, said: “It was there last Thursday, and since then someone has decided to move it.
“It is deliberate otherwise if it was general clearance others would have gone. As it’s the first time UKIP has had a wreath and I am very suspicious.
“Being ex-service I can’t see the point – with UKIP the bright yellow centre and purple someone has picked it out.”
This follows on from controversy in Plymstock, Plymouth, where a UKIP wreath sparked controversy over its logo, which was argued to be overly political due to its size and prominence.
The Norsey View Drive resident added: “I want whoever took it to be aware shall be laying a UKIP wreath again next year.”