‘Jo Cox’ threat to speed­boat killer’s lawyer

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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.

“There is a spe­cific threat to fire­bomb my firm, en­dan­ger­ing the lives of my col­leagues.” At any given mo­ment, about 0.7 per cent of the peo­ple in the world are DRUNK KID ON THE UP: Al­ford rose to fame on

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