UPDATE: West Sussex pensioner cautioned for sending offensive messages to MPs

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A pensioner has accepted a caution for sending offensive messages to Members of Parliament.

The 73-year-old man, from West Sussex, was arrested on Wednesday (February 22) following allegations he sent offensive/threatening messages via social media to two MPs, the Met Police said.

He was taken into custody at a West Sussex police station and has subsequently accepted a caution for the offences, the force added.

The allegations were made on July 13 and July 20 last year.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “After an assessment, an investigation was started by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command in liaison with the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

“These were not treated as terrorist incidents.”

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