British Labor MP for Europe and Latin America Chris Bryant in a file image. EFE / Manuel H. de León
London, Oct 18 (EFE) .- A man has been arrested in connection with a death threat received by British Labor MP Chris Bryant, after the murder last Friday of Conservative MP David Amess, the politician himself reported on Monday.
This is a 76-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of malicious communications, according to the South Wales Police, who did not provide the identity of the detainee.
Speaking to British media on Monday, Bryant, who is a member of parliament for the Welsh constituency of Rhondda, said he received the threat after returning from Qatar on Saturday, where he was assessing the situation of Afghan refugees.
Amess was stabbed to death on Friday while serving voters in Essex, southeastern England.
“I came back on Saturday and my first message in the mailbox was this death threat, quite clear, so I notified the police and they have taken action,” Bryant explained.
Amess, 69, was stabbed while celebrating, as all deputies do every Friday, the so-called “surgery” or citizen service session, which allows voters to see their parliamentarian in person to address issues of concern or some kind of complaint.
A 25-year-old man, identified by the media as British Somali-origin Ali Harbi Ali, is in custody in connection with the murder of Amess, who received multiple stab wounds.
The police are treating the case as a terrorist incident and are continuing to search several houses in London.