Jeremy Corbyn was at the centre of a new row over social media trolls after one of his supporters called for Labour Enfield North MP Joan Ryan to be hanged.
Ms Ryan said during the 2017 General Election that many Labour supporters had ‘more confidence in Theresa May as Prime Minister’ than in party leader Mr Corbyn.
Beverly Krell, a Labour member from Manchester, attached Ms Ryan’s comment to a tweet headlined ‘We support Jeremy Corbyn’, with the remark: ‘If anybody has a rope and a tree, I’m ready’.
She also accused Ms Ryan of ‘dual allegiance’ and ‘treason’ for her role as Chair of Labour Friends of Israel. In other posts, Mrs Krell threatened to kill ‘Zionists’ with an AK-47 assault rifle and dismissed the Holocaust as ‘regurgitated’.
After calling for Ms Ryan to be hanged, she changed her online name to Sophie Goulding. Then, as Goulding, she wrote: ‘How do you deal with Zio Nazis other than deactivate the main account and find my AK-47.’
Mrs Krell claims that these messages were due to her account being hacked.