In a surprise twist A Muslim has been charged with threatening to behead a British Parliamentary Candidate

A man has been charged in connection with an alleged threat to behead a UKIP candidate in Newcastle.

Aftab Ahmed has been charged with threats to kill after David Robinson-Young claimed he received a phone call from a constituent complaining about the Middle East.

The 43-year-old, of Winchcombe Place, Heaton, is due to appear before Newcastle magistrates on Thursday.