Friday, 2 December 2016

ITV News: Police investigating tweet urging people to 'Jo Cox' MP Anna Soubry

ITV News: Police investigating tweet urging people to 'Jo Cox' MP Anna Soubry


Police are investigating an allegedly threatening tweet in which a user encouraged people to "Jo Cox" an MP.

Anna Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, was the target of the abuse.

But, she hit back at the twitter user, calling them a "sad cowardly troll".

She also pointed out a spelling error in their tweet, which read "someone Jo Cox Anna Sourby please".

The MP, who was a remain supporter in the EU referendum, added: "This is what has happened to our politics...Tolerance & free speech must prevail."

The account has since been deleted.

It comes a week after Thomas Mair, 43, was jailed for life for shooting and stabbing the Labour MP to death outside her constituency office in West Yorkshire in June.


It's shocking that these kinds of threats and abusive messages are starting to feel normal. They seem to be directed at women most often, which says something about the people that send them.

Anna Soubry is a valiant voice for sense and reason in an uncertain time and very much deserves to be safe, online and offline.

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