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Joanna Cherry receives ‘vicious threat’ to her safety after being dropped from SNP frontbench

Joanna Cherry MP - Image credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

Joanna Cherry receives ‘vicious threat’ to her safety after being dropped from SNP frontbench

Joanna Cherry has revealed she has received a “vicious threat” to her safety on the day she was sacked from the SNP frontbench.

On Monday night the SNP MP for Edinburgh South West said she was “somewhere safe” and had reported the matter to the police.

Cherry tweeted: “Action & 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 & I’m somewhere safe. Thank you for all the lovely messages of support”.

Cherry’s Westminster colleague Kirsty Blackman, who has previously clashed with Cherry over their differing views on trans issues and been blocked by her on Twitter, tweeted her support.

Blackman said: “Horrified to hear that one of my colleagues received a threat last night.

“This is totally unacceptable and I condemn anyone who does this.

“I wish the police every success in bringing this individual to justice. I am also pleased to hear that Joanna was able to get somewhere safe.”

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop tweeted: “Threats against women are unacceptable.

“Threatening violence against female politicians cannot be part of any decent political discourse.

“I hope Joanna Cherry is safe. I want all my female colleagues of all political parties and persuasions to stop having to face this type of abuse.”

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