South Shields man due in court on MP threat charge

A South Shields man is due to appear in court this morning accused of making online threats to an MP.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 8:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 9:49 am
John Nimmo is charged with sending threatening emails to a Labour MP.

John Nimmo, is accused of sending two threatening emails in the space of three days to Labour MP Luciana Berger.

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The 28-year-old is alleged to have carried out the offences on July 6 and July 8.

He appeared in the dock at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court earlier this month charged with two counts of sending electronical communications which conveyed a a message which was threatening for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety to the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree.

Nimmo was remanded in custody until a hearing back at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court this morning.