Man Arrested Over MSP Letter Abuse

9 April 2018, 17:21

Anas Sarwar

A man has been arrested and charged after an allegedly racially abusive letter was sent to Labour MSP Anas Sarwar.

The 68-year-old man has been released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date.

Mr Sarwar has launched a cross-party group on tackling racism and Islamophobia at the Scottish Parliament.

Earlier this year he spoke out about his experience of racism and Islamophobia while he was a candidate for the Scottish Labour leadership.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A 68-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with sending a letter to a Labour MSP which has allegedly racially abusive content.

"He has been released on an undertaking to appear at court at a later date and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."