Northern Ireland politicians targeted with death threats

Several Northern Ireland politicians have received bullets or other forms of ammunition in the post in recent weeks, including:

  • Cross-community Alliance Party East Belfast MP Naomi Long
  • Alliance leader David Ford
  • Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna
  • Sinn Fein Assembly members Gerry Kelly and Alex Maskey
  • SDLP Assembly member Patsy McGlone

The death threats have come amid street violence that has broken out following loyalist protests over the flying of the Union flag from Belfast's city hall.