DUP's Christopher Stalford 'threatened with acid attack'
A DUP MLA has said he has reported a Twitter user to the police for offering anyone £150 to throw acid at him.
The comments were made about Christopher Stalford on Tuesday.
They came after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage pressed charges against a man who threw a milkshake at him while campaigning in Newcastle.
Northumbria Police subsequently charged 32-year-old Paul Crowther with common assault and criminal damage.
In response to the incident, Mr Stalford posted a message reading: "Milkshake today. Acid tomorrow", to which one user wrote: "COMPETITION TIME. First person to milkshake Christopher Stalford will receive £100 from me."
Underneath the comment, however, a sinister message was posted, stating: "I'll go 150 for acid".
Mr Stalford said he has reported the user in question to the police.
I don't know Jack, but I've just reported him to the police. https://t.co/pAo610zL5T— Christopher Stalford (@CStalfordMLA) May 22, 2019
Belfast Telegraph Digital