Kent

Craig Mackinlay MP: Man in court accused of Facebook threats

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 appeared in court in connection with a threatening message posted on an MP's Facebook page days after the killing of MP Jo Cox.

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

Mark Verier, 28, of High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, pleaded not guilty to sending offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing communications.

Margate magistrates granted him bail and adjourned the case until 18 August.

The post on the South Thanet Conservative 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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