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A Labour MP has revealed his residence was focused with a sledgehammer this weekend in a terrifying assault simply hours after he was re-elected to the House of Commons.

Andrew Western, the MP for Stretford and Urmston in Greater Manchester, mentioned police had been investigating the incident which befell on Saturday night time.

Mr Western, who has held the seat since a 2022 by-election mentioned intimidation and abuse of politicians was changing into ‘an ever extra common prevalence’.

He added he would ‘not be cowed’ by the incident, which is being investigated as a part of Operation Bridger, a nationwide policing programme to guard MPs.

In an announcement on X, previously Twitter, Mr Western mentioned: “Last night there was an incident at my home that is being investigated by police as part of Operation Bridger.”

He added: “I am absolutely fine and no one was hurt but the toxicity in our politics at present must be drawn out.

“The harassment, intimidation and abuse of politicians will not be okay and isn’t regular. That mentioned it’s changing into an ever extra common prevalence.

“I am proud to represent the people of Stretford and Urmston and I will not be cowed as I seek to serve them to the best of my ability.”

He continued: “I want to thank GMP for an excellent response and say that these idiots do not speak for our community and I will do all I can to ensure they never do.”

An X person urged it was ‘in all probability simply somebody taking the mickey’, to which the MP replied that ‘I’ll let you know that when somebody takes a sledgehammer to your property’.

He added: “Precisely the sort of response that made me think twice. Eventually people will realise what MPs are having to put up with ever more routinely.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Greater Manchester Police for remark.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1920083/labour-mp-andrew-western-sledgehammer-attack-police