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A Man Has Been Charged Over A "Vicious Threat" Sent To SNP MP Joanna Cherry

A Man Has Been Charged Over A 'Vicious Threat' Sent To SNP MP Joanna Cherry

Joanna Cherry was dropped as a SNP frontbench spokesperson earlier this week

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A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with alleged threats made against SNP MP Joanna Cherry.

The Edinburgh South West MP had contacted police on Monday after she claimed a threat was made against her following what she described as her "sacking" from the SNP frontbench team following a reshuffle.

In a tweet on Monday, she said: "Action and inaction have consequences. Tonight I've received a vicious threat from a man to my personal safety.

"The matter has been reported to Police Scotland and I'm somewhere safe. Thank you for all the lovely messages of support."

In a statement on Thursday, Police Scotland confirmed a man had been charged with a communications offence following the report.

The spokesperson said: "A 30-year-old man has been charged with a communications offence and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

Speaking after the announcement, Ms Cherry tweeted: "Pleased to advise that Police Scotland have arrested & charged a man in relation to the threats I received on Monday night.

"I'd like to thank them for their swift action. But this is not ok. Other enquiries are ongoing."

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