Election 2015 England

UKIP candidate David Robinson-Young in beheading threat

David Robinson-Young Image copyright UKIP
Image caption David Robinson-Young is standing for Newcastle East

A threat to behead a UKIP candidate in Newcastle is being investigated by the police.

David Robinson-Young, who is standing in Newcastle East, said he received a phone call on Tuesday from a constituent complaining about the Middle East.

The caller said "you will be beheaded next" during the 20-minute call.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "The matter has been reported to police and is being investigated."

The constituent contacted the 62-year-old after receiving a campaign leaflet.

Mr Robinson-Young added: "I'm not a man who is easily intimidated, I'm an ex-policeman and I've been subjected to numerous physical threats in the past."

He said he found the threat "chilling" and was "shaken".


The candidates for Newcastle-upon-Tyne East are:

  • Nicholas Brown (Labour)
  • Duncan Crute (Conservative)
  • Andrew Gray (Green)
  • Paul Phillips (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition)
  • David Robinson-Young (UK Independent Party)
  • Susan Stevenson (Communist Party of Britain)
  • Wendy Taylor (Liberal Democrat)

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