AN MP has said he is "concerned and disgusted" after “anti-Covid” propaganda was distributed in a Hampshire town.

Leaflets have been distributed to homes and placed under car windscreens in the centre of Eastleigh.

The material questions the current lockdown rules, the “validity” of information being published by both the government and the press, and even quotes Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels.

MP for Eastleigh, Paul Holmes says he has already been contacted by a constituent making reference to the contents of the leaflets.

He said: “I am very concerned and disgusted.

“On all fronts, it’s offensive, it’s irresponsible, and the public need to ignore it’s contents and follow the governments health advice.

“I’m worried about the impact that it will have on people’s views on the lockdown.

“I’m pretty angry about it and it’s vital that people ignore this rubbish and follow the rules.”

Eastleigh Borough Council leader, Keith House, reported the issue to police on Tuesday.

He said: “It’s desperately worrying and in terms of the content, it is clearly designed to mislead people and put people’s health at serious risk.

“It’s sad that there are some pretty deranged people out there that want to spread these lies.”

Eastleigh Borough Councillor and County councillor for Eastleigh South, Wayne Irish said: "I think the majority of people would be shocked to get it and wouldn't believe the contents.

"I just can't believe that people could do such thing, it's such a silly thing to do.

"It's a very irresponsible thing to do and I hope the police will find out who's been doing it and take the appropriate action."

Police say they are continuing to patrol the areas where the leaflets were handed out and have made initial enquiries with residents who have contacted them.