BREAKING: Man who threatened to kill Eastbourne MP jailed

An Eastbourne man has been jailed today (Thursday) for threatening to kill the town's MP.

Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 3:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:08 pm
Mark Sands leaving court today. Photo Eddie Mitchell

Mark Sands, 50, was sentenced to four months in prison after making threats online to Caroline Ansell MP.

Sands, a factory worker of Upperton Gardens, pleaded guilty at Hastings Magistrates’ Court in March after it heard he wrote, “If you vote to take £30 off my money, I will personally come round to your house ... and stab you to death.” This was followed by an expletive.

Sands was sentenced at Brighton Magistrates Court.

Photo by Eddie Mitchell.