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The number of threats made against MPs May 2010-June 2016

Question

1. The number of threats made against MPs your force has investigated from May 2010 - June 2016 inclusive, broken down by month;

2. The number of arrests made regarding threats made against MPs from May 2010 - June 2016 inclusive, broken down by month; and

3. The number of police cautions made regarding threats made against MPs from May 2010 - June 2016 inclusive, broken down by month.

Answer

We have used a text search using the words ‘MP’ or ‘Member of Parliament’. From this search we have identified five incidents that have been reported by MPs or on their behalf. As you mention, occupation is not always recorded therefore we cannot guarantee that this is the total amount of incidents reported to us. by MPs or on their behalf. .

Please find the requested information broken down by month and year below. Please note that these reports may not relate directly to threats towards individuals due to them acting in their capacity as an MP.

MM/YYYY

Reports

Arrests

Cautions

01/2015

1

0

0

04/2015

2

2

0

09/2015

1

0

0

02/2016

1

2

1

FOI reference: 860/16.

Date of request: 28.06.16.