Police will not take action after Nigel Farage was accused of inciting violence by vowing to “take the knife” to EU-loving Whitehall mandarins.
The Brexit Party leader was being probed by Gwent Police after making the remark to a 500-strong crowd in Newport.
He told the audience: “Once Brexit is done, we will take the knife to the pen pushers in Whitehall.”
Alliance Party MEP Naomi Long had reported him to cops for “clear case of incitement to violence against staff in the civil service”.
Gwent Police initially said they were aware of the comments and were “looking into these allegations”.
Within hours, they issued a statement saying they were no longer looking into the matter.
Gwent Police said: “We are aware of the heightened tensions that exist regarding use of language, and take all allegations and concerns from members of the public very seriously.
“However, following a thorough assessment, it is our view that the comments in the video, do not constitute a criminal offence. As such, Gwent Police will not be taking any further action.”
Earlier today, Mr Farage hit back, claiming he meant funding cuts.
He wrote on Twitter: “I should have said ‘take the axe’, which is a more traditional term for cuts.”