Police in Ireland arrest English man on suspicion of threating to kill MP

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Gardai executed a search warrant at a residential property (Brian Lawless/PA) (PA Archive)
Gardai executed a search warrant at a residential property (Brian Lawless/PA) (PA Archive)

Irish police have arrested a British man who is suspected of making death threats to an MP.

The 41-year-old has been detained in the Cork suburb of Douglas in connection with death threats made against a female MP for the Labour Party.

The arrest was made as garda - the national police force in Ireland - executed a search warrant at a residential property.

A Garda spokesman said: “During the course of the search a number of electronic items were seized and one man, 41, was arrested on suspicion of making threats against a person from outside of this jurisdiction.”

The man has been detained under Section 4 of Ireland’s Criminal Justice Act. He is being held at Bridewell Garda Station in Cork.

The arrest follows the fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess on October 15.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is accused of stabbing to death the ConservativeMP for Southend West during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.

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