June 27, 2022


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Shadow International Secretary David Lammy has mentioned he is not going to be silenced by the far proper after a “vile racist” was discovered responsible of sending the MP a dying menace.

Glenn Broadbent despatched the Labour Tottenham MP a Twitter message that mentioned: “Are you hanging off a tree monkey boy? You’ll hold from a lamppost when you’re not cautious.”

The 62-year-old, of Greenside Street, Leeds, was convicted on Tuesday and given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He has been given a restraining order banning him from contacting Mr Lammy.

Broadbent, who used a special identify on Twitter, was additionally fined £2,000 and ordered to pay a sufferer surcharge of £128 and prices of £85.

On Friday, Mr Lammy mentioned: “Happy to report a vile racist who despatched me this dying menace utilizing a pseudonym has lastly been convicted, given a suspended sentence and fined due to @WestYorksPolice.

“The far proper won’t ever silence me or cease me standing up for justice.”

Broadbent admitted sending a grossly offensive message by means of social media, in addition to a message that was menacing, opposite to the Communications Act 2003.

Chief Superintendent Damien Miller, Leeds District Commander, mentioned: “No-one ought to need to endure the form of disgusting racist abuse that was directed at Mr Lammy.

“West Yorkshire Police will at all times deal with any stories of hate crime critically and work to determine these accountable and take acceptable motion in opposition to them.

“Members of Parliament might be specific targets for threats and abuse, both instantly or on-line, and we proceed to work carefully with them and their employees to safeguard and reassure them as they perform their important public obligation.”

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