THE “crime scene” targeting of Poole councillors also extended to the town’s Conservative MP and the leader of Bournemouth council.

On its Facebook page, the Bournemouth group of UK Uncut said it had put crime incident tape across drives and posted fake blood-covered cotton buds and eviction notices through doors.

The actions were part of a countrywide “Who wants to evict a millionaire?” campaign.

As reported yesterday, a number of Poole councillors were targeted by the group, which said it wanted the “architects of misery” to feel what it would be like to face eviction from their own homes.

Cllr John Beesley, pictured right, leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, had his address listed on Bournemouth Uncut’s Facebook page.

But he had not heard of the group.

Cllr Beesley added: “They need to have a look at Bournemouth council’s record and its plans around all aspects of welfare reform and universal credit.

“They need to look at what we have done on looking after the vulnerable in our area.”

He said the council had put “significant resources” into helping those in need.

Cllr Beesley said: “I would challenge them, or any other organisation, to check their facts, because not all councils are the same.

“The better way to deal with issues, rather than being clandestine about it, is to come and talk to us.”

Poole Conservative Association office in Sandbanks Road was targeted and Poole MP Robert Syms said he fully supported the government’s welfare policies.

He said: “The government is anxious that we make work pay and reform the benefit budget.”

He said there were one million empty bedrooms in subsidised housing and the government had to help people on the housing waiting list.

He said: “I don’t think direct action against me or councillors in the long term is going to have any impact whatsoever.

“It makes us more determined to make sure we make fairer policy in terms of housing.”

Dorset Police are investigating the incidents and appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.