A general election candidate is being investigated by police over allegations he broke expenses rules.
Richard Horsnell says he followed the rules
Richard Horsnell, who stood for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in the Boston and Skegness seat in Lincs insists his campaign was within the limits set.
UKIP ran a high-profile campaign, which included newspaper advertisements.
Lincolnshire Police has confirmed it has launched an investigation into allegations of failure to comply with promotional expenditure legislation.
Mr Horsnell came third in the seat with just over 4,000 votes, beating the Lib Dem candidate by 375 votes.
He has told the BBC that he was "gobsmacked" by the news, adding that he was absolutely sure his advertising spend was within the limits allowed.
The action follows an earlier High Court ruling banning Mr Horsnell from running a UKIP market stall in Boston town centre.
A High Court judge ruled the party had to close down the stall.
The judge ruled that using the stall for campaigning breached local government rules.