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Lewes MP accuses Palestinian protesters and football fans of causing damage

Lewes Conservative MP Maria Caulfield told X that vandals have inflicted damage on her constituency office in Newhaven.

However, the politician appears to have accused different groups of people for the incident, causing confusion.

The MP initially said: “To those who damaged my office over the weekend with the protests for Free Palestine, we have CCTV and their faces were seen and images were sent to the police.”

The Argus: Maria Caulfield's first tweet accused Palestinian protesters of vandalismMaria Caulfield’s first tweet accused Palestinian protesters of vandalism (Image: Maria Caulfield’s Twitter)

An hour later, a second post read: “It appears that supporters of a London women’s football club playing in the local area yesterday saw fit to damage my office. “Faces, shirts and scarves are clearly seen on CCTV and now the police and are also being reported to the FA.”

The Argus: MP's second tweet blamed football fansThe deputy’s second tweet blames football fans (Image: Maria Caulfield’s Twitter)

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have received a report of criminal damage at a premises in West Quay, Newhaven, which allegedly occurred at around 5.15pm on Sunday 19 May.

“Our investigations are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial number 730 of 20/05.”

Maria Caulfield has been contacted for comment.