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British man arrested in Ireland after alleged threats to kill a woman MP at Westminster

A British man has been arrested in Ireland on suspicion of making threats to kill an MP.

The forty-one-year-old man from England was held in Douglas, a Cork suburb.

The Garda used a search warrant for 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 politician involved in the alleged threat is said to be a woman and is an MP at Westminster.

The man has been detained under Section 4 of Ireland’s Criminal Justice Act.

He is being held at Bridewell Garda Station in Cork.



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