Lancashire

Jack Straw and Theresa May death threats: Charges dropped

Jack Straw
Image caption Jack Straw held four ministerial positions from 1997 to 2010

A man arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill ex Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Home Secretary Theresa May will not face charges.

The 33-year-old, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was held in April on suspicion of making threats to kill and malicious communication.

It followed a phone call made to the office of Rossendale and Darwen Conservative MP Jake Berry on 18 April.

Lancashire Police said other lines of inquiry were being investigated.

A police spokeswoman said: "A 33-year-old-man from Blackburn arrested on April 23 on suspicion of making threats to kill and malicious communication and subsequently released on police bail has been told he will face no further action.

"The investigation is ongoing and a number of other lines of inquiry are being followed."

Mr Straw held the positions of home secretary, foreign secretary and leader of the House of Commons under Tony Blair.

Gordon Brown made him justice secretary in June 2007, a position he held until Labour's defeat at the 2010 election.

Theresa May is the current Home Secretary and Conservative MP for Maidenhead.

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