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Andrew Percy MP quits Twitter blaming "bullies and trolls"

Andrew Percy MP Credit: ITV News

The MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy, has quit twitter, blaming what he calls "bullies and trolls" for taking up too much for his time when he should be speaking to his constituents.

The Conservative member of Parliament says over the last week strangers have attacked him on the social media site calling him corrupt, fat, ugly, a liar and more.

His twitter account has now been locked so that tweets can only be read by those who have previously followed his account and he states that the account will now rarely be checked and people wishing to get in touch should contact his constituency office.

Tweets by Andrew Percy MP Credit: ITV News Calendar/Twitter


Concern for 'vulnerable' missing 13-year-old

Police are appealing for help to find a 13-year-old boy who has gone missing in Scunthorpe. Stevie Johns is described as being "particularly vulnerable" and officers say they "using a large amount of resources" to try to find him.

Stevie was last seen on Sunday when he visited family members in Scunthorpe, but failed to return to his temporary home in Brigg that evening.

Stevie is described as 5ft 2” tall, blue eyes, short spikey mousey blonde hair and was last seen wearing grey and blue tracksuit bottoms, a Nike grey hoody and blue trainers.

Humberside Police say it is possible Stevie could still be in the Scunthorpe area.

If Stevie would like to speak to someone, there is a runaway charity helpline he can call or text 116000, it is free, 24/7 and confidential. They will listen, offer support and not judge or tell you what to do.

– Humberside Police


Percy gives his reaction on flood defence cash

Andrew Percy, the Conservative MP for Brigg & Goole, has given his reaction to the Government's announcement for £150m to be maid available to improve flood defences on the East coast.

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