THE Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after an abusive email was sent to MP Anna Soubry by a man from Tonbridge who left his name and address on the message.
The Met received an allegation of malicious communication, which was reported to the police on December 14.
The hate mail, which was sent to Ms Soubry’s constituency office in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, ranted: “You deserve to be HUNG for your attack on our democracy yesterday. WE VOTED OUT! OUT! OUT! MAY YOU BURN IN HELL FOR ETERNITY.”
The message was sent in the wake of the government’s first defeat in the House of Commons the day before, when MPs insisted on having a final vote on any Brexit deal.
Ms Soubry was one of 15 Conservative MPs who were branded as ‘rebels’ after they objected to plans to name the time and date of departure from the European Union.
She was also one of 11 Tory MPs who voted against her own party.
The MP for Tonbridge & Malling, Tom Tugendhat, who was among those named by the Daily Telegraph newspaper as Tory ‘mutineers’ alongside Ms Soubry, was not available to comment.
Kent Police have said they have not been notified about the Met’s investigation.