Auckland man denies harassing Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern.
Jacinda Ardern. Photo credit: Getty

An Auckland man has denied sending threatening emails to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her family. 

Police allege 54-year-old Michael Cruickshank sent three emails on January 21, having already sent 89 emails between October 2019 and January 2020.

Court documents allege the emails amounted to harassment and caused the Prime Minister to "fear for her safety (or) the safety of her family".

Cruickshank pleaded not guilty in the North Shore District Court on Wednesday and elected trial by jury. 

If convicted, he could face a maximum of two years in prison.

Judge Clare Bennett remanded him on bail until his next appearance in July.

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