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Man charged over Craig Mackinlay MP Facebook 'threat' message

Post on Craig Mackinlay's Facebook page Image copyright Facebook
Image caption A message was posted on Craig Mackinlay's Facebook page

A man has been charged in connection with a threatening message posted on a Conservative MP's Facebook page two days after the killing of MP Jo Cox.

Mark Verier, 28, of Ramsgate High Street, is accused of one count of sending offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing communications.

A post on Craig Mackinlay's page on 18 June included gun and knife emojis and the message: "Another MP that needs..."

Mr Verier is due to appear before Margate magistrates on 11 August.

The post on the South Thanet MP's page came two days after Labour MP Mrs Cox was shot and stabbed in her constituency.

Image caption Craig Mackinlay was elected MP for South Thanet in 2015

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