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Man arrested re: allegations of malicious communications

News   •   Feb 22, 2017 12:28 GMT

Detectives investigating allegations of malicious communications via social media to two Members of Parliament have arrested a 73-year-old man on suspicion of sending offensive/threatening electronic communications.

The man was arrested in West Sussex at approximately 08.50hrs today, Wednesday, 22 February. He is currently in custody at a West Sussex police station.

The allegations were made to the Met by the victims on 13 July 2016 and 20 July 2016.

After an assessment, an investigation was started by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command in liaison with the Met's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

These are not being treated as terrorist incidents.