Man arrested on suspicion of making ‘threats to kill’ Angela Rayner
A 34-year-old has been arrested.
Another person has been arrested as part of an investigation into threats sent to Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner.
The Stockport-born politician, who is Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, received ‘threats to kill’ from the 34-year-old man in the Hemlington area of Middlesborough.
Officers from GMP and Cleveland Police have now arrested the man in question in the early hours of yesterday morning, Monday 6 February.
He was taken into custody for questioning and has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.
It’s the seventh arrest to be made in the ongoing investigation into threats and communications sent to Ms Rayner.
This latest arrest is in relation to a phone call made to her on 30 January 2023.
So far, three convictions have been secured.
Detective Inspector Christopher Dean, of Tameside District CID, said: “GMP will not tolerate any form of abuse including in its online forms – such as calls, texts, emails or via social media – and we will always investigate thoroughly to bring perpetrators to justice.
“If you have been a victim of abuse – whether physical or online – please report it to GMP so we can deal with the matter appropriately. We take reports of this nature very seriously and one of our specially trained officers will be on hand to help.
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“You can make a report by calling 0161 856 9262 or 101. You can also use GMP’s LiveChat function via the webiste: www.gmp.police.uk.
“Alternatively details can be passed via the anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
If you have been a victim of hate, don’t suffer in silence. Visit www.gmvictims.org.uk to access victim support and information.
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