Dead bird sent to MP’s wife

Bassetlaw Local Election Count 2012. Pictured is MP John Mann with his wife Councillor Jo White  (w120504-4x)
Bassetlaw Local Election Count 2012. Pictured is MP John Mann with his wife Councillor Jo White (w120504-4x)

A RECENTLY-elected Bassetlaw councillor returned home after her first official council meeting - to find someone had sent her a decomposing bird in the post.

Coun Jo White, who is MP John Mann’s wife, said she was left ‘shaken’ and ‘frightened’ after opening the package waiting for her following Wednesday night’s AGM.

“I thought nothing of it until I began opening the last package when the smell became so overwhelming I retched and felt really sick,” she said.

“I put the package outside and called the police who have been absolutely brilliant.”

Mr Mann said: “It’s appalling that a new councillor should have to deal with this in their first week and I hope the perpetrator is quickly found and given the maximum punishment possible,” he said.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this next week’s Worksop Guardian.