Police probe as Labour heavyweight David Lammy 'sent email warning he could face similar death to murdered MP Jo Cox'

Police are investigating after Labour heavyweight David Lammy allegedly received an email warning that he could face a similar death to murdered MP Jo Cox.

The MP for Tottenham shared an image of an email which accused him of “attacking the white population of Britain to gain black supremacy."

Under the subject heading “your aims for a black Britain”, the message said: “I would like to offer you a friendly warning - writes standard.co.uk.

"As you attack the white population of Britain in your aims to gain black supremacy in this country, remember what happened to Jo Cox.

“I am not one of them but there are those out there who would like to see you suffer the same fate. Be careful!!”

Jo Cox, a fellow Labour MP and friend of My Lammy, was stabbed to death in her Batley and Spen constituency by white supremacist Thomas Mair in the days before the Brexit referendum last June.

Mr Lammy responded to the email in a Twitter post, saying: “Thank you… for your friendly warning and reference to Jo Cox, my friend & colleague who was murdered.

“However if this is meant to be a subtle way of intimidating me, scaring me or stopping me raising important issues as an elected representative it isn't going to work.”

He added on Wednesday: "Thanks for supportive tweets, emails messages and letters I am very grateful indeed. This was reported to the police yesterday, and will not put me off fighting for what I believe in."

A spokesman for Mr Lammy said the police were immediately informed and added that Tottenham MP would not be commenting further.

Earlier this year he told the Standard how his children had beenfrightened by the horrific racist abuse he is bombarded with online.

The Remain campaigner received a barrage of vile abuse on Twitter after he called on Parliament to block Brexit, including messages which read: “Hang N*****” and “Go Back to Africa.”

Mr Lammy also recently finished conducting a review into the over-representation over-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system at the request of the Prime Minister.

The Standard has contacted the Met Police for further comment.

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