Tory MP Virginia Crosbie blasts ‘coward’ behind ‘traitors hang’ death threat as police launch investigation into noose image letter sent to her constituency office
A female Tory MP today blasted a ‘coward’ who sent a death threat to her constituency office before クリスマス.
Ynys Môn MP バージニア Crosbie revealed she received a letter with a drawing of a noose and the words ‘traitors hang’ at her Anglesey office on December 23.
She said police were investigating the sick note and vowed not to be intimidated by it.
‘I will not be stopped from doing the job I was elected to do by the people of Anglesey and the coward or cowards who sent this note will not undermine democracy.
‘Too many times this sort of behaviour is tolerated but not by me. I will call out and relentlessly use all the avenues available to pursue all those who threaten myself, my family and my staff.
Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie revealed she received a letter with a drawing of a noose and the words ‘traitors hang’ at her Anglesey office on December 23.
彼女は言いました: ‘I will not be stopped from doing the job I was elected to do by the people of Anglesey and the coward or cowards who sent this note will not undermine democracy’
‘The police have launched a wide-ranging investigation to find the people behind this threat and I thank them for taking it so seriously. They have several lines of investigation and I am awaiting an update from them.
‘This corrosive behaviour is harming democracy and stopping people, 特に女性, from standing for public office. It has no place in our society and my approach remains one of zero tolerance.
‘It’s absolutely vital in a democratic society that we have disagreements and debate, not death threats.
‘I would like to praise my staff for all the work they do, including having to see this sort of cowardly communication when they are opening the post. They shouldn’t have to.’
She released an image of the letter today and urged anyone who recognised the handwriting to contact North Wales Police.
It is the latest death threat to be made against a sitting MP and comes just months after the murder of Southend Tory Sir David Amess in October.
十一月に, a Briton was arrested in Ireland for making threats to kill a female Labour MP just three days after Sir David’s death.
The 41-year-old man was detained in Douglas near Cork by officers from the Special Detective Units in Cork and Dublin, with armed support.