London Evening Standard
June 14, 2019
Jo Brand is being investigated by police over a remark she made about throwing battery acid at politicians.
The Met Police said it was assessing the comment, made on BBC Radio 4 show Heresy on Tuesday night, after receiving an allegation of incitement to violence.
The force said in a statement: “Police have received an allegation of incitement to violence that was reported to the MPS on June 13.
“The allegation relates to comments made on a radio programme. The allegation is currently being assessed.
“There have been no arrests and inquiries are ongoing.”
In a tweet on Wednesday, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage accused Brand of inciting violence, although he did not say who against.
He wrote: “This is incitement of violence and the police need to act.”
Last month, he was showered with milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle city centre.
It is understood that the allegation reported to the police was not made by Mr Farage or the Brexit Party.
This article was posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 3:17 am