‘Jo Cox’ threat to speedboat killer’s lawyer
A BRITISH lawyer representing speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has received a death threat warning him ‘Remember Jo Cox’.
The sick message, sent to Richard Egan, included references to stabbing and petrol bombs as well as the words ‘Heil Hitler’ next to a swastika.
It was condemned as ‘completely unacceptable’ by Justice Secretary David Gauke, while a former Lord Chief Justice described it as an attack on the rule of law.
The letter, which is being investigated by police, told the lawyer he had 48 hours to announce he was ‘no longer supporting or providing legal aid’ to Shepherd (above), before referencing the murdered Labour MP.
Mr Egan said: “It threatens my family. It suggests that I have been followed and that the writer knows where I live and where I work.
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