PROSECUTORS dropped charges yesterday against a man accused of posting an online death threat against MP Craig Mackinlay days after the killing of Jo Cox.
Gun and knife emojis were posted on the Conservative South Thanet MP’s Facebook page next to the words: “Another MP that needs…”
Mr Mackinlay called in Kent Police to investigate, and described the post as being in “appalling taste” following the death of fellow MP Ms Cox, who was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
Mark Verier, 28, was charged with sending offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing communications and was bailed to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
But the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has now dropped the case against Mr Verier, of High Street, Ramsgate.
A CPS statement said: “As with all cases, it was subject to further review and the decision was taken that it did not meet the high threshold for prosecuting such offences. The case was discontinued.”