Labour denies report police called in after alleged death threats

Labour says reports it has called in the police over death threats to staff are wrong


Labour has denied a report that it has called in the police after death threats were allegedly made to staff named in the leaked report into the party’s handling of the antisemitism crisis under Jeremy Corbyn.
Party officials were also said to have also been in contact with social media companies asking them to take down  copies of the dossier after more than 30 individuals named online said they would sue over data protections breaches.
The Sunday Mirror reported that a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) had confirmed to them that police had been brought in to probe threats and abuse directed at both former and current staff members.
Sir Keir Starmer has ordered an independent investigation into the contents of the 861 page and the circumstances behind it being leaked.
The NEC agreed that the investigation should strive to deliver its report by mid-July with  the terms of reference expected to be published this week.
Jewish Labour members who had made complaints about antisemitism within the party are amongst those pursuing legal action against the party after they were named in the report and then saw their names being circulated online, including on neo-Nazi sites.
Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn attempted to seize on the report to claim it proved senior party officials had conspired to work against him during his time as leader.
They also claimed the report suggested the same officials had hampered attempts to investigate antisemitism in the party.
But the dossier failed to include details of the multiple failures to deal with antisemitism once Jennie Formby – who had ordered the report  to be compiled – had become General Secretary.


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