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British man arrested in Ireland on suspicion of threatening to kill 'Labour MP'
6 November 2021, 18:22 | Updated: 6 November 2021, 18:24
Police in Ireland have arrested a British man on suspicion of making threats to kill an MP.
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The man, 41, from England, was detained in the Cork suburb of Douglas today.
The arrest was made as gardai executed a search warrant at a residential property.
A Garda spokesman said: "During the course of the search a number of electronic items were seized and one man, 41, was arrested on suspicion of making threats against a person from outside of this jurisdiction."
It is understood the person targeted by the alleged threat is a Westminster MP.
The Irish Times has reported that the person is a female Labour politician.
The man has been detained under Section 4 of Ireland's Criminal Justice Act. He is being held at Bridewell Garda Station in Cork.
The arrest follows the fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess as he held a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on 15 October.
Ali Harbi Ali, 25, has been remanded in custody charged with murdering Sir David.