Craig Mackinlay MP: Man in court accused of Facebook threats
A man has appeared in court in connection with a threatening message posted on an MP's Facebook page days after the killing of MP Jo Cox.
A post on Craig Mackinlay's page on 18 June included gun and knife emojis and the message: "Another MP that needs..."
Mark Verier, 28, of High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, pleaded not guilty to sending offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing communications.
Margate magistrates granted him bail and adjourned the case until 18 August.
The post on the South Thanet Conservative MP's page came two days after Labour MP Mrs Cox was shot and stabbed in her constituency.