Election 2015 England

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

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

A man has been charged in connection with an alleged threat to behead a UKIP candidate in Newcastle.

Aftab Ahmed has been charged with threats to kill after David Robinson-Young claimed he received a phone call from a constituent complaining about the Middle East.

The 44-year-old, of Winchcombe Place, Heaton, is due to appear before Newcastle magistrates on Thursday.

Mr Robinson-Young, 62, is standing in Newcastle East.

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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