A man from West Yorkshire has been fined £2,000 for tweeting far right racist abuse at Labour’s shadow foreign secretary.

Glenn Broadbent, 62, of Greenside Mews, Greenside Road, Lower Wortley, sent two threatening tweets to Tottenham MP David Lammy.

Appearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on May 24, Broadbent pleaded guilty to sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message or matter.

The hateful tweets broke clauses in the Communications Act 2003.

Broadbent was ordered to pay a £2000 fine as well as a victim services surcharge of £128 and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

He was given a 12-week suspended jail sentence that could be activated if he reoffends within the next 12 months.

The court also placed a restraining order on the defendant, warning that Broadbent is prohibited from contacting Mr Lammy directly or indirectly, including by social media.

This order lasts until May 23, 2027.

Reacting to the conviction, the MP said: “Pleased to report a vile racist who sent me this death threat using a pseudonym has finally been convicted, given a suspended sentence and fined thanks to @WestYorksPolice.

“The far right will never silence me or stop me standing up for justice.”