A Burnley Borough Council UKIP councillor, currently being investigated after an Islamophobic video was shared on his official Facebook page, has apologised.
Coun. Alan Hosker, who became the first UK Independence Party councillor to be elected to the council in 2015, is alleged to have shared a Unity News Network video from a Tommy Robinson protest in London in March, which contained offensive Islamophobic chanting.
A Burnley Council investigation is still ongoing after a complaint was lodged in June.
Coun. Hosker, who also serves on Lancashire County Council as well as the Hapton with Park ward, issued the following statement this week on his Facebook page.