Angela Rayner: Man arrested on suspicion of malicious communications after Rayner received string of threats

Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner during the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner during the Labour Party conference in Brighton.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications after Angela Rayner received a string of threats

Published Last updated

Police have arrested a man after deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner received a string of threatening and abusive phone calls.

A 52-year-old was apprehended by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on suspicion of malicious communications at an address in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for the MP for Ashton-under-Lyme said: “Angela and her staff have received a number of threatening, malicious and abusive communications in recent weeks.

“We are working with the police to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are brought to justice and Angela would like to thank the police for their work during these investigations.

“Abuse and threats of this nature don’t just have an impact on Angela but also on her family, her children and her staff who are on the receiving end of these communications.”