Irish police arrest British man on suspicion of threatening to kill MP

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Police successful Ireland person arrested an English antheral connected suspicion of making threats to termination an MP.

The man, 41, was detained successful the Cork suburb of Douglas connected Saturday aft gardai carried retired a hunt warrant astatine a house.

British constabulary alerted their Irish counterparts to the fishy aft a idiosyncratic allegedly threatened to termination the MP implicit the telephone connected 18 October, the Irish Times reported. The paper besides reported the recipient of the telephone was a pistillate Labour politician.

A Garda spokesperson said: “During the people of the hunt a fig of physics items were seized and 1 man, 41, was arrested connected suspicion of making threats against a idiosyncratic from extracurricular of this jurisdiction.”

The antheral has been detained nether conception 4 of Ireland’s Criminal Justice Act. He is being held astatine Bridewell Garda Station successful Cork.

Tory MP Sir David Amess was fatally stabbed portion holding a constituency country successful Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, connected 15 October – lone 3 days earlier the call. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, has been remanded successful custody charged with murdering Sir David and faces proceedings adjacent year.

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