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Man charged over 'beheading threat'

A man has been charged after an alleged threat to behead a Ukip election candidate.

David Robinson-Young, 62, who is standing in Newcastle East, made the allegation to the police after claiming Aftab Ahmed, 44, made the threat on the phone to him.

Northumbria Police today confirmed Aftab Ahmed, of Winchcombe Place, Newcastle, has been charged with threats to kill.

At the time Mr Robinson-Young said he had been left "shaken" by the call.

Ahmed will appear at magistrates' court later this week.

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