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Salma Yaqoob threat allegations lead to arrest

Salma Yaqoob
Image caption Salma Yaqoob has often spoken out against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

A man has been arrested after death threats were allegedly made on Facebook following a TV appearance by a former Birmingham City Councillor.

Salma Yaqoob, a former Respect councillor, shared the threats with her Twitter followers after she appeared on the BBC's Question Time on Thursday.

West Midlands Police said a 37-year-old man from Corby has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications.

He is being held by Northamptonshire police, a spokesperson said.

Ms Yaqoob stood down as a city councillor in July 2011 for health reasons.

She has often spoken out against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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