Heather Chave, the deputy mayor of Welshpool, has apologised for sharing an "offensive" post on Facebook after the town council released a statement saying that it did not condone posts of a "racialist nature".

On Tuesday, March 12, Cllr Chave said: "I know some of you will have seen an offensive post I shared.

"I wish I had never shared that post I am very sorry that I did and for the offence it caused.

"I am not a racist. I completely accept the post I shared is offensive and by sharing it, it may give a false impression of my values."

The County Times is currently unaware of the contents of the post.

This comes after a statement was released by the mayor, Cllr Stephen Kaye, and clerk, Robert Robinson, the day before. It said: "Welshpool Town Council has received a number of complaints about a Facebook post shared by a Town Councillor which is considered to be of a racialist nature.

"The Town Council wishes to make it clear that such statements are not made on their behalf and that the Council does not condone such statements.

"The Town Council is an all-inclusive Council and is open and welcoming to all races, religions and backgrounds."