7 May 2021

Man arrested over threats made to MP Simeon Brown

4:56 pm on 7 May 2021

A 25-year-old man has been charged over death threats made to National Party MP Simeon Brown.

National MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown

National MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Police said the man was arrested without incident today at a Lower Hutt property.

"I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of our staff from both the Criminal Investigation Branch in Counties Manukau, where the original complaint was received, and the team in Lower Hutt who located the alleged offender today," Wellington Field Crime Manager Detective Inspector Darrell Harpur said in a statement.

"They worked closely together under urgency to get this result."

The man is due to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on 13 May and faces a charge of threatening to kill.