A councillor is being investigated over incident  in which a man, alleged to be him, could be seen attacking another male in the street.

A video, posted on social media, purports to show Pendle Councillor Thomas Ormerod, who represents the Vivary Bridge ward, in an altercation with another person in Skipton Road, Colne.

Cllr Ormerod represents the Conservative Party and was elected in last year's elections.

Pendle Council has said it has received a complaint regarding a councillor's conduct and is looking into it.

In the video, a man can be seen standing over and making threats to another male, believed to be a boy, who is on the floor.

Lancashire Telegraph: Where the incident took placeWhere the incident took place (Image: Nq/Google)

When the male stands up, the man then follows him and appears to throw punches, with the male ending up on the floor again.

The incident took place on Saturday, January 13, following a suspected theft from the Nisa Convenience store.

In a further video seen by the Lancashire Telegraph, and believed to be linked to the incident, a young male can be seen heading into a shop and then running away.

Pendle Council said it was investigating following a complaint.

A spokesperson said: “Pendle Borough Council's Monitoring Officer has today received a complaint about a councillor’s conduct.

Lancashire Telegraph: Another still from the videoAnother still from the video (Image: Public)

"This will be dealt with in accordance with the Council’s complaints procedure with respect to member conduct, as all such complaints are.”

Cllr Nadeem Ahmed, leader of the Conservative group in Pendle, said if a complaint had been made then it would be ‘inappropriate to make a comment at this stage’.

Nathan McCollum, a former Tory councillor for Vivary Bridge who is now standing as a Reform UK candidate in the ward, said he was ‘disgusted’ with the incident.

He said: “The video has been circulated locally and I do not think a sitting member of Pendle Borough Council should be behaving in this way.

“It is disgusting to see this.

“I have received numerous messages over this.”

He had earlier posted: “I feel I need to speak up for the residents of the ward and have already written to the chief executive at Pendle Borough Council to call for an immediate by-election.”

Cllr Ormerod was approached for comment as was the Conservative Party of Pendle.

Lancashire Constabulary was also approached for comment.