Election 2015 England

UKIP beheading threat: Man held over alleged call to David Robinson-Young

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

Police have arrested a man in connection to an alleged threat to behead a UKIP candidate in Newcastle.

David Robinson-Young, claimed that he received a phone call on Tuesday from a constituent complaining about the Middle East.

The 62-year-old, who is standing in Newcastle East, said he found the call "chilling" and was left "shaken".

Northumbria Police said a 43-year-old man was being held on suspicion of making threats to kill.


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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