Belfast Telegraph

Man fined over threat letter sent to David Cameron

By Alan Erwin

A Belfast man has been fined £500 for sending a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron said to contain a threat to burn down a mosque.

Brian Brown was convicted of posting the menacing message to Downing Street last month.

The 51-year-old had denied a charge of sending a threatening article to Mr Cameron with the purpose of causing him distress or anxiety.

A second count of threatening to damage property, namely a mosque, was dropped.

Brown, of Claremont Street in Belfast, was said to have sent the letter on a date between April 1-10.

Instead, it was claimed, Brown acted out of frustration over the plight of his partner in the Sri Lanka area.

According to his lawyer, he had first written to the Prime Minister in a bid to help her gain entry to the UK.

Brown appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday for sentencing. District Judge Bernadette Kelly imposed a £500 fine and a further £15 offender levy.

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