Jealous MP spared prison for acid threats to woman
Daily Express|November 05, 2021
A FEMALE MP who threatened to throw acid in a woman’s face during a harassment campaign fuelled by jealousy has been spared an immediate jail sentence.
Ryan Hooper

Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East, showed no emotion as she was handed a 10-week jail term, suspended for two years, and 200 hours community service for harassing Michelle Merritt, a friend of her boyfriend Lester Thomas.

Webbe, 56, denied the allegation and said she felt like a “victim” herself due to the amount of abuse she has received on social media.

She was convicted after threatening to leak naked images of Ms Merritt and making a string of phone calls in which she had warned her to “get out of my relationship”. The court heard the pair had never met in person.

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