A London MP who voted to bomb Syria was today under police protection after a death threat on Twitter.

Officers were posted outside the constituency office of Neil Coyle, the Labour MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark.

Mr Coyle was told 999 calls from his office or home would trigger an automatic response.

Neil Coyle with police this morning Credit: ITV News

The abusive tweet with images of knives, said: ' u voted for air strikes in syria, if I see u round ends.'

The account was later deleted after Mr Coyle reported it to Twitter and alerted the police.

Neil Coyle with police this morning Credit: ITV News

I don't know who this person is. They claim to be tweeting from London Bridge which is very near to the office. This has no place in democratic debate and discourse.

NEIL COYLE MP
Credit: ITV News

Mr Coyle later received an email apology from someone called Ishak claiming to be the author of the tweet.

I am writing to apologise for the tweet made from my twitter account, in regards to the tweet containing the knife emojis which was later deleted. I concede it was inappropriate and was deemed to be violent. I know you have reported my account and have told the police (since I can't log in), but I sincerely apologise and will not follow up what was said. It was more of a show of anger than a threat. Frustration at the decision made regarding Syria. I respect the democratic system of our country and the free vote of the MPs and although I was frustrated I shouldn't have sent that tweet in the first place. > Hope you forgive me and let the police know of this apology.

'Ishak'