Tyne & Wear

Aftab Ahmed in court over 'threat to behead' UKIP candidate David Robinson-Young

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Image caption Aftab Ahmed was bailed until July

A man has appeared in court to deny threatening to behead a UKIP election candidate in Newcastle.

Aftab Ahmed is charged with making threat to kill on the phone to David Robinson-Young during a conversation about the Middle East on 21 April.

Mr Ahmed, 44, of Winchcombe Place, Newcastle, was granted conditional bail until July by magistrates in the city.

Mr Robinson-Young, 62, is standing as a candidate in the constituency of Newcastle East.

Image caption Mr Robinson-Young is standing in the Newcastle East constituency

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