A LABOUR Party Facebook account posted and then deleted gruesome pictures of Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock with blood on their hands.
Havant Labour was forced to apologise for the posts after being accused of using the coronavirus crisis to score political points.
The post read: “Boris Johnson and the Tories have completely mismanaged the COVID-19 crisis.
“Highest death rate in Europe, lack of PPE… and now the farcical ‘easing’ of lockdown.
“Boris Johnson and the Tories have blood on their hands. Stay home, stay safe.”
After being called out for the post by Portsmouth Conservatives, the local Labour group gave a very insincere apology.
They said: “And I thought the left were meant to be the “snowflakes” – seems a few on the right cannot handle some pictures – or some home truths.”
The post was revised five times before they gave an adequate apology for using the deaths of people from coronavirus to lash out at the PM.
The second revision included the comment about snowflakes, adding “We took the post down because we realised that there are better ways to convey our message than to use those pictures, and we apologise.”
The account then took out the “snowflake” retort – leaving only their apology.
They eventually revised that again and wrote: “‘We apologise for the post, it has been taken down and that kind of thing will never happen again.
“We apologise for any offence caused.”
Havant Labour have since deleted their Facebook page entirely.
Havant MP Alan Mak told Portsmouth local paper The News: “This vile post shows the Havant Labour Party is more interested in political point scoring online then helping the community during this difficult time.”
“I’m glad after five attempts they were able to finally admit the post was wrong on every level and have apologised.”
He called for the poster’s expulsion from the party: “I hope that the individual responsible for this disgraceful post will be expelled from the Labour Party.”
Labour’s Rosamund Knight, who stood in Havant in last year’s general election said the man responsible “made a mistake” thinking it was satire.
She added: “It was a very, very naive mistake.”
There have been 33,186 deaths from coronavirus and 229, 705 confirmed cases in the UK.
The fight over the Facebook posts come only a day after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson entered a furious row over deaths in care homes and the PM accused Sir Keir of “selectively” quoting Government guidance for political gain.
The Labour Party did not respond to a request for comment.