A COLCHESTER Lib Dem activist has infuriated local Tories by posting a picture online apparently showing him pretending to point a gun at Prime Minister David Cameron.

Shaun Boughton, who stood for election for the party in Wivenhoe St Andrew’s ward at last year’s Essex County Council elections, posted the mocked-up picture in a message to a fellow Lib Dem on the Twitter website with the caption: “Wouldn’t you?”.

The tweet outraged Will Quince, Tory group leader on the council, who described it as deeply disturbing.

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