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Andrea Leadsom: Police investigate MP's 'death threat'

From BBC - February 13, 2018

A death threat sent to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

The senior Conservative minister, and MP for South Northamptonshire, campaigned for the leave campaign in the 2016 European Union referendum.

The letter, which Mrs Leadsom posted on Twitter on Monday, read: "If you attempt to take away part of someone's identity, there are consequences."

Mrs Leadsom said it was "despicable" and called the sender a "coward".

The letter, signed by "the real 48 per cent", is similar to threats received by other Brexit supporters, including a constituent of Tory MP Zac Goldsmith earlier this month.

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