Labour MP Angela Eagle has accused party leader Jeremy Corbyn of "stirring" things after she cancelled constituency surgeries due to abuse directed at her.
The former Labour leadership contender said she had been advised by police not to hold the public advice sessions in her Wallasey constituency.
But Merseyside Police said the decision to cancel surgeries was a matter for the MP and her staff.
Ms Eagle said a "permissive" environment had been allowed to develop where MPs opposed to Mr Corbyn faced abuse.
She told the Daily Telegraph:
Earlier, Ms Eagle told the Liverpool Echo:
She said the police "basically think it might not be safe - they do not want them to go ahead at all" and added that fears had been heightened following the killing of fellow Labour MP Jo Cox.
She told the Echo:
Merseyside Police said it had offered advice to Ms Eagle - at her request - but had not told her to cancel surgeries.
Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Kenwright said:
Ms Eagle's Constituency Labour Party has already been suspended amid allegations of bullying and abuse.
The former shadow business secretary has faced unrest among activists in the Wallasey Constituency Labour Party since she indicated that she could challenge Mr Corbyn.
A brick was thrown through a window of the party's office last week after