UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson sorry for 'ting tong' remark
18 August 2014 Last updated at 23:43 BST
Comments made by a UKIP MEP about a Thai constituent have been described as outrageous by the woman's husband.
South East MEP Janice Atkinson described Fa Munday, a UKIP-supporting mobile food seller in Ramsgate, Kent, as a "ting tong from somewhere".
Her comments were recorded by BBC South East Today.
In a statement, Ms Atkinson apologised, saying: "I deeply regret the words I used and am incredibly sorry. It was poor judgement and naivety on my part rather than words spoken with any malice. I am devastated that I have caused hurt and apologise profusely to both Mr and Mrs Munday."
Ellie Price reports.