MP calls for end to ‘toxicity’ in politics after home attacked | News

Andrew Western says thankfully no one was injured in the attack

Author: Owen ArandsPublished 10 minutes ago

A newly elected Greater Manchester MP has issued a harassment and assault warning against politicians following an alleged sledgehammer attack on his home.

Andrew Western, re-elected MP for Stretford and Urmston last week, took to social media to say no one was injured in the incident at the weekend.

In a statement on X, he wrote:

“Wanted to post this but unfortunately needs to be said:

“Last night there was an incident at my home which is being investigated by the police as part of Operation Bridger. I am absolutely fine and no one was hurt but the toxicity of our politics at the moment needs to be pulled out.

“Harassment, threats and abuse of politicians is not ok and is not normal. As I said it is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. I am proud to represent the people of Stretford and Urmston and I will not be cowed as I try to serve them to the best of my ability ability.

“I had said 1/2 but thirdly I want to thank GMP for an excellent response and say these idiots do not speak for our community and I will do everything I can to make sure they never do.”

We have contacted Greater Manchester Police for a statement.

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