Irish police charge man as part of investigation into death threat made to British MP

A British man has been charged by police in Ireland as part of an investigation into a death threat made to an MP.

The 41-year-old from England was arrested in Douglas, a Cork suburb, on Saturday, as part of a gardai-executed search warrant at a residential property.

A number of electronic items were seized during the search.

It is believed that the death threat was made to a serving politician in Westminster, with The Irish Times reporting they are a female Labour MP.

The man was held at Bridewell garda station in Cork, and is due to appear in Cork District Court later on Sunday.

It comes after the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, who was fatally stabbed during a constituency surgery in Essex last month.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, remains in custody charged with the politicians murder, and will enter a plea next month.

Sir David’s death prompted conversations about the safety of politicians, with the Home Office announcing that MPs would be offered security guards while they hold their weekly constituency events.

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