Man in court for sending death threats to May

Theresa May (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images).
Theresa May (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images).

A MAN who sent threatening messages to former prime minister Theresa May and several other politicians did so with a phone he hid in his mother’s shoe, a court heard on Wednesday (6).

Wajid Shah, 26, is accused of sending threats to Caroline Nokes, Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Tan Dhesi, Labour MP for Slough, and Mark Lancaster, Conservative MP for Milton Keynes North.

He has also reportedly targeted Lord David Blunkett and Baroness Ruth Lister.

Shah used two phones to send these messages. One was hidden under his pillow and another inside a shoe belonging to his mother.

Prosecutor Gary Rutter said: “Two phones were found. One phone found under his pillow and another inside a shoe, the shoe belonged to his mother who does not speak or understand English. It appears both were used to message the complainants.”

Shah, of Slough, has denied six counts of sending a letter, communication or article conveying a threatening message to politicians.