Man charged over alleged “You should be hung for treason” email threat to Jeremy Corbyn

A person has been charged with sending threatening emails to MPs, together with calling former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn a “terrorist” and warning others they confronted being assassinated.

Courtroom paperwork present Paul Ritchie, 34, has been charged with almost 30 counts of sending a letter, communication or article conveying a threatening message towards a collection of politicians.

Alleged victims embrace former Commons Speaker John Bercow, former legal professional normal Dominic Grieve QC, ex-Liberal Democrat chief Jo Swinson, former residence secretary Amber Rudd, one-time London mayoral candidate and ex-Cupboard minister Rory Stewart, SNP Westminster chief Ian Blackford, and present Lib Dem chief Sir Ed Davey.

Courtroom paperwork present Ritchie is accused of sending Islington North MP Mr Corbyn an e-mail in March 2019 containing the message: “You have to be hung for treason you f****** terrorist”.

The identical month he allegedly despatched an e-mail to the Speaker’s workplace, saying “1 in 17 million is dangerous odds for some nutter to drag a Jo Cox on you and your workers”, the indictment stated, and per week later allegedly added in one other e-mail: “Watch out… [y]ou wouldn’t need to get run over”.

In different messages to Mr Bercow’s workplace, Ritchie is alleged to have threatened: “I’m going to milkshake you you prick”, and made references to Brexit and democracy.

In an e-mail on Might 2019 to former politician Chuka Umunna, who represented a number of events, Ritchie is alleged to have written: “You’ve gotten been warned… shut your f****** mouth boy”.

In July that yr, he’s stated to have adopted up with: “In case you kill brexit… [w]e will kill you and your whole household”.

And he allegedly instructed Mr Stewart in June 2019: “In case you block Brexit… you want probably [sic] be assassinated”.

Courtroom paperwork alleged he instructed Ms Swinson she deserved to be hanged, he claimed to Ms Rudd that she was “undoubtedly going to be assassinated”.

In a few messages to Mr Blackford in June 2019, court docket paperwork declare Ritchie despatched the threats “I hope you die” and “I dare you to come back to the pub in Westminster and say a number of the shit you do in the home”.

A court docket official at Westminster Magistrates’ Courtroom stated Ritchie, of Dolphinton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, can be referred to as to enter his pleas on February 25.

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