MP Contacts Police Over Online Threats

23 August 2011, 12:17 | Updated: 23 August 2011, 12:25

An MP has contacted the police over claims that computer hackers made online threats to her children.

Lousie Mensch, who represents Corby and East Northamptonshire, wrote on Twitter that she had been emailed by groups Anonymous or Lulzsec.

Scotland Yard confirmed it had been contacted over a complaint from the 40-year-old.

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee member tweeted: "Had some morons from Anonymous/Lulzsec threaten my children by email.

“To those who sent it; get stuffed losers. I have contacted the police via the House of Commons and the email is with them now. I don't bully easily, kids. Or in fact at all.

“Oh and I am posting it on Twitter because they threatened me to get off Twitter.''

Miss Mensch, who is currently abroad, sent Heart the following statement:

"Having discussed the matter with House of Commons police, and on their advice, I will not be releasing the email as they investigate; I do intend to release it once the police investigation has finally concluded. I am extremely grateful for the prompt action of police in parliament and in Northamptonshire in securing my family and in working hard to trace who sent these cowardly threats."