Cork: Gardaí arrest man over threats to kill UK MPon November 6, 2021 at 6:02 pm

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The 41-year-old who is believed to be from England was detained in a suburb of Cork city.

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Gardaí (Irish police) have arrested a man on suspicion of making threats to kill an MP in the UK, BBC News NI understands.

The 41-year-old, who is believed to be from England, was detained in Douglas, a suburb of Cork city.

Gardaí confirmed that he was arrested after a search of a home and that a number of electronic items were seized.

He is being questioned on suspicion of threatening a “person from outside of this jurisdiction”, said gardaí.

The Irish Times reports that the alleged threats related to a female Labour politician.

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