Vandals have attacked the family home of prominent Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The attack was carried out at the politician’s mansion at West Harptree overnight on 1 August when the Rees-Mogg family were on holiday in the US.
Police said graffiti was sprayed “on a building and on a car” and damage was caused to a garden.
According to a report in the Mail Online, the words “posh scum” were written on windows of the house.
Mr Rees-Mogg’s office confirmed the attack took place but declined to comment further.
The MP’s 17th Century Somerset home, called Gournay Court, is a listed building.
A photograph posted by the MP on Instagram on 1 August showed him and some of his family atop the Empire State Building in New York.
Avon and Somerset Police said officers were investigating a report of criminal damage.
A spokesman said house-to-house inquires had been carried out and crime scene investigators had been to the property.
There has been press speculation that Mr Rees-Mogg, a leading Brexiteer, is planning to challenge Theresa May for the Conservative Party leadership.