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Man charged over threats against health minister

A 43-year-old man has been charged with offences including harassment and threats to kill.

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A man has been charged by police investigating threats made on social media against health minister Robin Swann. (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA)

A man has been charged by police investigating threats made on social media against health minister Robin Swann. (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA)

A man has been charged by police investigating threats made on social media against health minister Robin Swann. (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA)

A man has been charged by police investigating threats made against health minister Robin Swann on social media.

A 43-year-old man has been charged with offences including harassment and threats to kill.

He is due to appear before Newtownards Magistrates’ Court on September 17.

A PSNI spokesman added: “As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.”

The charges follow an arrest in the Newtownards area on Thursday in relation to comments made on social media the previous day.

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