Alex Greenwich letter: Man charged over threatening letter sent to NSW MP

A man has been charged over allegedly sending a threatening homophobic letter to Sydney MP Alex Greenwich.

Police first received reports a threatening letter had been sent to an MPs office at NSW Parliament House on Macquarie Street on October 4, 2023.

It is understood the letter was sent to independent MP Alex Greenwich – an openly gay man – and reportedly contained homophobic remarks, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The letter was seized for forensic analysis and an investigation was opened into the incident.

About 9am on Friday, police arrested a 70-year-old man at a Penshurst home.

He was taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with stalking or intimidation with intent to cause fear physical etc. harm and dealing with identity information to commit an indictable offence.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on March 27.

Greenwich was the target of homophobic attacks last year after former One Nation MP Mark Latham posted a graphic tweet directed at him.

Latham was widely condemned for the comments by politicians and media personalities including One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who urged him to apologise for the comments.

Instead he quit the party to sit as an independent.

Greenwich launched a defamation action against Latham over the comments and statements he made to an online radio station in the days that followed.

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