Man, 73, held over 'offensive messages' to MPs

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A man is being questioned over allegations of offensive messages sent on social media to two MPs.

The 73-year-old was arrested in West Sussex following claims made by the victims on 13 and 20 July.

The Met said a joint inquiry was launched by its Counter Terrorism Command and the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

However, the alleged offences are not being treated as terrorist incidents, it added.

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