The following email purports to have been sent out by Nuttall & Arnott but given its content I do not know if it is true, false or a spoof email of the type used by Bannerman. I give the text below:
PO Box 408
Tel 01626 831 290
It is with regret that we write to inform you that our e-mail database has been compromised and passed to anti-UKIP groups outside the party by a former general secretary of the party.
We can only apologise to members should they receive unpleasant or unwanted e-mail during the course of the campaign, and ask that members be aware that our opponents are likely to try and fool members with false information, lies and distortions.The security leak which caused the problem has been dealt with, and the matter is now in the hands of the police.
UKIP's data is now secure, and we can only apologise to members for any distress or inconvenience which this may cause.
Paul Nuttall (Party Chairman)
Jonathan Arnott (General Secretary)
I would be grateful if anyone can confirm its authenticity and I will of course delete it if proven false.