A UKIP member fears for future attacks on her home after her front door was smashed in by thugs who had seen her branded party car outside.

Diana Coad had her front door kicked in at about 11.30pm last Saturday night, in what she fears is a politically targeted attack.

The Ukip councillor for Langley St Mary’s was woken up by three loud bangs, along with three friends who were at her home in Burnham Lane at the time.

Cllr Coad has a Ukip-branded car, and feels that pointed her out to the offenders.

She said: “The girls heard someone say (outside) ‘there is the Ukip car’ which makes you think that it is linked to the hate campaign against the party, and they are targeting me because I am a Ukip member.

“It was a shock. I was more angry but the girls were in shock. Mostly people are very supportive of me and the Ukip car.

“The media nationally has painted Ukip as racists but we are not. I personally help so many refugee girls from Pakistan and other countries and take them in.

“I fear it might happen again. You just do not know, they could come back.”

Cllr Coad said she had been targeted before because of the party she represents, with people spitting on the windscreen of her car last year while she was driving.

In light of the attack, Cllr Coad has been forced to install a new gate at the front of her property for added security, and will also have to fork out to replace the hinges on her front door and install new locks.

It is believed that at least two people were involved in the attack, one of them male, after the occupants heard a male voice speaking to another person or persons.

A police spokesman confirmed that the incident was being investigated as criminal damage.

If you have any information, contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.