DETECTIVES have today arrested a man after deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner received a string of threats. The 52-year-old is being investigate
DETECTIVES have today arrested a man after deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner received a string of threats.
The 52-year-old is being investigated after allegedly sending threatening and abusive letters and emails as well as phone calls on October 15.
Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner has been sent a string of threats[/caption]
Greater Manchester Police attended an address in Halifax to arrest the man on suspicion of malicious communications and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
A spokesperson for Angela Rayner said: “Angela and her staff have received a number of threatening, malicious and abusive communications in recent weeks.
“We are working with the police to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are brought to justice and Angela would like to thank the police for their work during these investigations.
“Abuse and threats of this nature don’t just have an impact on Angela but also on her family, her children and her staff who are on the receiving end of these communications.
“Angela is currently on bereavement leave after losing a close loved one and she looks forward to being back at work as soon as possible.”
Detective Sergeant Christopher Dean of GMP’s Tameside district added: “Abusive, threatening or bullying behaviour towards anyone is completely unacceptable and we will always do what we can to ensure those responsible are identified and held accountable for their behaviour.
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“Although we have arrested one man our investigation very much remains ongoing and we will continue to pursue all available lines of enquiry to identify all those responsible.”
Anyone with information should contact police via 101 or LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk quoting 3488 of 22/10/21.
Alternatively details can be passed via the anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.