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Police probe threat against female reporter at daily

A threat made against a female reporter at a regional daily is being investigated by police.

Humberside Police has confirmed it is looking into a report of malicious communications made against a journalist working for the Hull Daily Mail and its Hull Live sister website.

The alleged threat is said to have been made on Monday 12 April this year.

It is understood the incident relates to a story about a Labour councillor in Hull who defended comments she made just hours after Prince Philip died.

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Aneesa Akbar, the councillor in question, had hit out against “racist” remarks she said the Duke of Edinburgh had made in the past.

HTFP has highlighted numerous incidents of female journalists being subjected to sexual threats in recent years – including Leeds Live’s Stephanie Finnegan, Yorkshire Post Westminster correspondent Geri Scott, Yorkshire-based radio reporter Natalie Higgins and multiple members of Nottingham Post staff.

A spokeswoman for the force has confirmed to HTFP the investigation into the incident “remains ongoing”.

HTFP has also approached the Mail for a comment.