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Anna Soubry: Fifty MPs write to Met Police chief over ‘Nazi’ abuse

More than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain’s largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament.

Writing to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick, the MPs cited “serious concerns” about the “deteriorating public order and security situation”.

It comes after Conservative MP Anna Soubry was verbally abused on Monday.

The Met said officers had been briefed to “intervene appropriately where they hear or see breaches of the law”.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said the force was continuing to assess whether any crimes had been committed, following a third-party report of a public order offence on College Green.

“Our role is to facilitate peaceful protest and balance the needs and rights of all those present, including protesters, MPs and members of the public,” he said.

Ms Soubry was shouted at – including being called a liar and a Nazi – during live TV interviews on BBC News and Sky.

The former minister was later called “scum” and jostled as she tried to re-enter the Palace of Westminster.

She criticised police for not intervening and called for the protesters to be prosecuted under public order laws. Read more

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Anna Soubry: Fifty MPs write to Met Police chief over ‘Nazi’ abuse

More than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain’s largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament.

Anna Soubry: Fifty MPs write to Met Police chief over ‘Nazi’ abuse

More than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain’s largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament.

Anna Soubry: Fifty MPs write to Met Police chief over ‘Nazi’ abuse

More than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain’s largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament.