Donaldson: 'I won't be intimidated by these threats'

Police this morning received a serious threat to the effect that myself, my wife and children and my colleague Edwin Poots, his wife and children would be shot and the police are treating this threat very seriously.

Whatever they may think of my politics as a unionist and someone who is proud to be British, it is beyond belief that people would target my wife and children in this way.

I won't be intimidated by these threats, just as I have not been intimidated by such threats in the past but this is the first time my family has been threatened in this way.

– Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP MP

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2nd NI MP receives death threat

Two senior members of the Democratic Unionists, including an MP, have received death threats. It follows the threat to MP Naomi Long over restricting the raising of the Union flag at Belfast City Hall. There have been more protests tonight.