MP sent death threats and fake image of his son in hands of IS since Brexit vote

Peter Bone has dialled 999 once over safety fears in 11 years as an MP - but three times since June's EU referendum.

Death threats levelled against him and his family included a mocked-up photo of his youngest son being "executed" by Islamic State.

The MP for Wellingborough added the police have had to intervene recently after both he and his wife Jennie received death threats.

Peter Bone.

Bone said other incidents included "two bullet holes" - caused by air pellets - in a constituency office window and an attack on his house.

He described the mocked-up photograph of his son he received via social media as "one of the worst things" he has faced.

The increase in threats followed the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox.

Bone, speaking during the second reading of the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill, said: "I doubt if there's a member in this House who in the last few years hasn't been threatened.

"We've seen the terrible death of a colleague. We've seen other colleagues attacked. I myself only recently have had death threats. My wife has had death threats. The police have intervened."

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