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'Vile racist' discovered responsible of sending main Labour MP David Lammy dying menace

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'Vile racist' discovered responsible of sending main Labour MP David Lammy dying menace

Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy has stated 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 stated: “Are you hanging off a tree monkey boy? You will hang from a lamppost if you’re not careful.”

The 62-year-old, of Greenside Road, 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 distinct title on Twitter, was additionally fined £2,000 and ordered to pay a sufferer surcharge of £128 and prices of £85.

On Friday, Mr Lammy stated: “Pleased 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 right will never silence me or stop me standing up for justice.”

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

Chief Superintendent Damien Miller, Leeds District Commander, stated: “No-one should have to endure the kind of disgusting racist abuse that was directed at Mr Lammy.

“West Yorkshire Police will at all times deal with any studies of hate crime severely and work to determine these accountable and take applicable motion towards them.

“Members of Parliament can be particular targets for threats and abuse, either directly or online, and we continue to work closely with them and their staff to safeguard and reassure them as they carry out their vital public duty.”

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