Threat to behead Newcastle UKIP parliamentary candidate probed by police

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From the Chronicle thanks to Mike

Police are investigating a threat to behead a UKIP election candidate after the 62-year-old reported a disturbing phone call.

David Robinson-Young, a 62-year-old barrister who hopes to be elected to represent the Newcastle East constituency … described the man as an “irate” constituent who he says identified himself as a Muslim and angry with the Government. He said the man was initially calm but after some minutes began to shout and swear at which point the former policeman hung up.

Mr Robinson-Young said: “He said the Muslim community is really annoyed with the British government supporting bombing Muslim countries and that the community here just wants to get on with their family lives.” Mr Robinson-Young said the man swore at him before making the beheading threat.

Northumbria Police confirmed they had received a complaint and are investigating the matter.

Meanwhile, the UKIP campaign office in Northumberland’s Blyth has vandalised this week for the second time. Crosses and the word ‘No’ were daubed on to the shutters of the office.

Jonathan Arnott, North East UKIP MEP, said: “This is now the second time that anti-democracy protesters have vandalised our office in Blyth. Sadly some people don’t respect our fundamental British freedoms. This comes at a time when some of our candidates have received death threats, showing the ugly face of some of those who oppose our message of freedom, independence and democracy.

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