Political canvasser followed and threatened in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 13:14 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:17 04 December 2019

Police are investigating after a man delivering political party leaflets was allegedly threatened in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Archant

Police are investigating after a man delivering political party leaflets was allegedly threatened in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Archant

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A man delivering political party leaflets in Welwyn Garden City was followed from a house and allegedly threatened.

Police were called at around 6.50pm on Monday, December 2, after a canvasser delivering political leaflets in Knightsfield was followed from a property.

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The suspect allegedly verbally threatened him and made reference to owning a firearm. The investigation is currently ongoing.

On Sunday, November 17, police were also called to a report of malicious communications in Handside Lane.

Political leaflets had been posted through the letterbox of a property, and a red substance was found on the flyer which was believed to be blood.

Following a police investigation, which included door-to-door enquiries, it was established that this was not intended as a threat, but that the delivery person had cut their hand and bled on the leaflets.


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