MP 'withdraws and apologises' after punching tweet

An MP has apologised after tweeting that he would "punch" a female journalist "in the throat".

Read: Tory MP tweets about punching a female journalist

In a series of tweets, the MP said he would never seriously threaten anyone with violence.

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Just out of dentist. 1 It appears that some people who don't know me think I actually go round punching "in the throat". Not true.

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2. If anyone believes I would seriously threaten someone with violence, I of course withdraw and apologise

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3. I am afraid I know I would get v angry if I had been on the Ch4 debate last night. Glad it was Rod Liddle and not me!

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Tory MP apologises for throat-punch tweet 'threat'

Tory MP Michael Fabricant has apologised after appearing to threaten to physically assault a female journalist. "I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat," he tweeted.