A 90-YEAR-OLD war veteran has vowed not to be intimidated after a UKIP poster in his Hampshire garden was defaced with a swastika.

Frank Moody, a former member of the Royal Artillery, took part in the battle of Monte Cassino, which cost more than 50,000 allied lives.

And now he has been angered by an attack of vandalism after a UKIP poster was daubed with a swastika and a Hitler moustache was drawn on the face of Romsey and Southampton North candidate Sandra James.

The incident is thought to have happened at his home in West Wellow between Thursday and Friday and Ms James says police have been informed.

Mr Moody was reported as saying: “I fought Hitler in the war against the Nazis so it made me very angry to find swastikas outside my gate.

“This is supposed to be a democratic country. That's what I fought for.

“Anyone should be allowed to put up any political posters they want and not be intimidated by yobbos like that.”

Mr Moody, a parish councillor for 36 years, woke up to find the posters had been vandalised on Friday morning.

Ms James told the Daily Echo: “We are dealing with someone who is a 90-year-old war veteran and they have intimidated somebody who was trying to fight the Nazis.

“I am amazed that there are forces about who act undemocratically.”