Jail term for man who made threat to MP Anna Soubry

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An abusive caller who rang MP Anna Soubry's office and said she should be "Jo Cox'd" has been jailed.

John Wombell, 58, made the call last year, months after MP Jo Cox wasstabbed and shot by a right-wing extremist.

He has been sentenced at Westminster Magistrates Court to eight weeks in prison and given a restraining order.

Ms Soubry took to Twitter to thank officers from the Met and Notts Police.

The Broxtowe MP has been vocally in favour of the Remain campaign and was a leading supporter of the pro-EU Open Britain.

She quit Open Britain on Tuesday after it drew up a hit list of mainlyConservative MPs it wants to oust at the General Election.

Wombell, of Cherry Orchard, West Drayton, Hillingdon plead guilty to sending a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing on November 13 last year.