fabric: Man jailed for threatening to kill Islington councillor

A 25-year-old man has been jailed after sending a threat to kill councillor Flora Williamson, the chair is Islington council’s licensing committee.

The sentence comes just a month after the council’s decision to revoke the nightclub’s licence was taken.

Sebastian Clark-Darby from Milton Keynes was told by Judge Daniel Worsley QC that the courts “will not tolerate” threats to public figures, adding that they “undermine the whole system of democracy”.

He said: “Councillors, other elected representatives and employees of public bodies carry out their public duties for the public good.

“They have to balance competing interests in the community’s best interests. It’s a difficult job and one undertaken by many, and very often by councillors, with scant reward.

“The courts will not tolerate threats to them. Any such threats or interference with their proper judgment undermine the whole system of democracy.”

He was jailed for eight months.

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