Thursday, November 12, 2020

Claudia Webbe faces March trial on harassment charge

Claudia Webbe, the Labour MP for Leicester East, pleaded not guilty to one charge of Westminster magistrates court yesterday. She will face trial in March.

The Guardian reports:

The court heard it related to numerous unwanted telephone calls and threats on at least two occasions.

The Metropolitan police said the accusation was made on 25 April this year and relates to an alleged offence in London.

It goes on to say that Webbe has accused police in Islington, where she remains a councillor, of conducting a flawed inquiry that has resulted in this case.

The report also says the request of Webbe's counsel that she be allowed to sit in the well of the court for the hearing, rather than in the dock, was declined by the chief magistrate.

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