Man held in custody over allegations of Israel and Gaza abuse to Conservative MP

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Justin Tomlinson MP Credit: PA

A man has been remanded in custody for allegedly sending threatening and abusive messages about Israel and Gaza to a Conservative MP.

Feras Al-Jayoosi, 36, from Swindon, Wiltshire, was arrested by counter-terrorism officers on Thursday on suspicion of harassment.

He was later charged with stalking North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson by sending multiple abusive and threatening emails which caused fear and concern.

On Saturday, Swindon Magistrates' Court heard the alleged emails were about the situation in Israel and Gaza.

Al-Jayoosi, who spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address, was denied bail and remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He is also charged with criminal damage over an unrelated matter.

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