Bullet sent to Northern Ireland Assembly member in post

Patsy McGlone said threats would not put him off his job of representing the people of Mid Ulster. Credit: Paul Faith/PA Archive

Nationalist assembly member Patsy McGlone has hit out at "faceless fascists" after he became the latest politician in Northern Ireland to receive a death threat in the post.

The senior SDLP figure confirmed he was sent a package with his name and picture that contained a bullet and sympathy card.

He paid tribute to the staff at the Royal Mail sorting office near Belfast, who intercepted the parcel, and the Police Service of Northern Ireland for their "professionalism and vigilance."