Another death threat to MP

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown has allegedly received several death threats in recent months. Times file photo Wayne Martin

A man has been arrested in relation to recent threats to Member of Parliament Simeon Brown.

Police received a complaint on Tuesday night (May 25) from the MP regarding threats which were made against him.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on May 29 without incident at a Christchurch property.

He has appeared in the Christchurch District Court where he faced a charge of threatening to kill.

Police continue to make further enquiries in relation to the threats received.

As the matter is now before the Court, police are unable to comment further.

The arrest follows another death threat last month by a 25-year-old Lower Hutt man who was also arrested and charged.

Meanwhile, Newshub has reported the Waikato Mongrel Mob has launched a petition calling for National leader Judith Collins to strip Brown of his portfolios, which include Police and Corrections, accusing him of inciting racial division.

Brown shared an image on Twitter on May 25 of Mongrel Mob gang members in Hawke’s Bay riding their motorcycles on both sides of the road and holding up traffic on the way to a funeral.

“Unbelievable. Another gang funeral in Hawkes Bay where gang members were able to take over the road. This should not be tolerated,” he tweeted.