A DUP MLA has vowed he will not be “deterred by faceless people” after being informed by police of a threat against him.
David Hilditch, who represents the East Antrim constituency, said he was visited late on Monday night by police who told him of a threat against him “involving the use of a firearm”.
“I have been a public representative for nearly 30 years but I will not be deterred from that work by faceless people,” he said.
Thoughts are with my colleague David Hilditch MLA who was notified by PSNI of a threat against him.— Pam Cameron MLA (@PamCameronMLA) May 19, 2020
All whilst David continues working hard for his community in the Assembly, helping co-ordinate the delivery of food packages and prescriptions to the vulnerable in Carrickfergus.
DUP leader Arlene Foster said the party stands with Mr Hilditch.
“There is absolutely no place for threats against any elected representative and we all must make it clear that the criminals involved in such activity will not succeed,” she said.
“As party colleagues we stand with David as I know the people of East Antrim and beyond will also.”