Police warn internet troll who was jailed for threatening Jewish MP

Police confirm they have warned John Nimmo after the JC alerted them to his new threatening social media messages


An internet troll who was jailed for making antisemitic death threats to a Jewish MP has been warned by police about his behaviour after he wrote on social media:“Really could murder someone now.”

John Nimmo, 29, from South Shields, set up a Twitter account following his release from prison on probation earlier this year.

Writing under his own name, Nimmo has posted a series of inflammatory messages, including sharing racist propaganda from the far-right British National Party.

The JC alerted Northumbria Police to his posts after Mr Nimmo yesterday wrote that he could “murder someone now”.

In a statement, police confirmed he had been warned about his conduct – but insisted the messages were not considered to be of a criminal nature.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of concerns relating to messages posted on social media and have spoken to the individual involved.

“Officers are satisfied that no criminal offences have been committed but have warned the individual about his behaviour. Anyone who has concerns can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.”

Nimmo was jailed in February last year after admitting to nine charges relating to online threats at Newcastle Crown Court.

One of Nimmo's messages to Luciana Berger, the Labour politician and Britain’s youngest Jewish MP, he included a picture of a large knife. It was sent three weeks after the murder of MP Jo Cox.

He had sent two emails to Ms Berger in which he said she would "get it like Jo Cox" and "watch your back, Jewish scum".

Emails to an anti-hate crime group also included threats to blow up a mosque. He was jailed for 27 months.

Nimmo was previously jailed for eight weeks in 2014 for sending abusive messages on Twitter to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and MP Stella Creasy.

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